dtach is a program that emulates the detach feature of screen, with
less overhead. It is designed to be transparent and un-intrusive; it
avoids interpreting the input and output between attached terminals
and the program under its control. Consequently, it works best with
full-screen applications such as emacs.
dtach is a program written in C that emulates the detach feature of
screen, which allows a program to be executed in an environment that is
protected from the controlling terminal. For instance, the program under
the control of dtach would not be affected by the terminal being
disconnected for some reason.
dtach was written because screen did not adequately meet my needs; I did
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