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I don't want to take away from your solution at all - I'm sure I could find some uses for this idea at some point. But your two reasons wouldn't be among them.

Going home from work: generally, I leave stuff running. In fact, I generally kick stuff off before I go home to let the computer keep doing my work for me. So maybe I'm missing a key component of why this is important. Perhaps it's because you need to watch it do its work, and if you're telnetted into a box, and then pack up your laptop, the connection is broken, sending a SIGHUP to your program. That's where VNC comes in - I run that in a VNC server window, and I can reconnect to it when I get back in in the morning.

Suspending to get some CPU time back: that's what ctrl-z is for. And then "fg" to return it to the foreground.

Unix isn't just an environment for running perl, y'know. ;-)

Unix's motto is: Solve one problem, and solve it well. I just string a bunch of these together as needed. I can move about pretty much at will, connecting to servers with stuff running, and monitor, suspend, kill, disconnect, etc., with pretty much impunity. No special code required.

In reply to Re: Variable persistence for suspend-and-resume programs by Tanktalus
in thread Variable persistence for suspend-and-resume programs by polettix

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