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Automatic naming of sessions

The session name is derived from the initial process name, plus an increment to prevent clashes.

$ session create bash
Session 'bash2' started

Creating a suspended session with a particular name

The session will prompt the user to begin execution when they attach to it.

$ session create -n backend -s /usr/local/sbin/myserver
Session 'backend' created and suspended.
$ session attach backend

Process control

Processes can be suspended and resumed, restarted (killed and re-spawned), stopped (killed), and started (re-spawned).

Upon reboot, a session's state will be preserved: if the session was stopped, then it will not be automatically re-started.

$ session suspend backend
$ session resume backend
$ session restart backend
$ session stop backend
$ session start backend
$ session status backend
Session 'backend' is running, PID 46882.

Session attributes

Sessions have properties associated with them, which persist for as long as a session exists.

Note that session rename is an alias for session set [oldname] name [newname].

$ session set backend start-suspended yes
$ session get backend
$ session rename backend mybackend

Deleting a session

$ session rm backend
The session 'backend' is running (PID 46882). Use `session rm -f backend` to stop and delete the session.