dtach is like screen/tmux, but for one single process (no windows and panel). It's useful when you want to detach an irssi session from a screen/tmux.
:kang - can you review and ack?
please use needinfo or assign to be sure i don't miss those :) as for dtach, it sounds fine. Does it has an EPEL or similar repository? The software itself doesn't really seems to have been updated for a while. If it has a proper upstream repository (well-known, signed), i'm fine with it
Looks like RHEL provides the RPMs, so I'd trust that they are maintained properly: firstname.lastname@example.org:~> yum info dtach Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security Available Packages Name : dtach Arch : x86_64 Version : 0.8 Release : 4.el6 Size : 26 k Repo : rhel-x86_64-server-6 Summary : A simple program that emulates the detach feature of screen License : GPLv2+ Description : : 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. I've gone ahead and set it to be installed: jabba@jabbamini:~/svn/puppet/trunk/modules/shellserver/manifests> svn ci -m "adding dtach package, bug 813482" Sending manifests/people.pp Transmitting file data . Committed revision 53148. Should be available the next time puppet runs (usually within a half hour).