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DISLOCATE(1)									     DISLOCATE(1)

       Dislocate - disconnect and reconnect processes

       dislocate [ program args...  ]

       Dislocate  allows  processes to be disconnected and reconnected to the terminal.  Possible

	      o   You can disconnect a process from a terminal at work and reconnect  from  home,
		  to continue working.

	      o   After  having  your  line  be  dropped  due  to noise, you can get back to your
		  process without having to restart it from scratch.

	      o   If you have a problem that you would like to show someone, you can set  up  the
		  scenario at your own terminal, disconnect, walk down the hall, and reconnect on
		  another terminal.

	      o   If you are in the middle of a great game (or whatever) that does not allow  you
		  to  save,  and someone else kicks you off the terminal, you can disconnect, and
		  reconnect later.

       When run with no arguments, Dislocate tells you about your disconnected processes and lets
       you  reconnect  to  one.  Otherwise, Dislocate runs the named program along with any argu-

       By default, ^] is an escape that lets you talk to Dislocate itself.  At	that  point,  you
       can disconnect (by pressing ^D) or suspend Dislocate (by pressing ^Z).

       Any  Tcl  or  Expect command is also acceptable at this point.  For example, to insert the
       contents of a the file /etc/motd as if you had typed it, say:

	    send -i $out [exec cat /etc/motd]

       To send the numbers 1 to 100 in response to the prompt "next #", say:

	    for {set i 0} {$i<100} {incr i} {
		expect -i $in "n"xt #"
		send -i $out "$i

       Scripts can also be prepared and sourced in so that you don't have to  type  them  on  the

       Dislocate  is actually just a simple Expect script.  Feel free to make it do what you want
       it to do or just use Expect directly, without going through Dislocate.	Dislocate  under-
       stands a few special arguments.	These should appear before any program name.  Each should
       be separated by whitespace.  If the arguments themselves  takes	arguments,  these  should
       also be separated by whitespace.

       The -escape flag sets the escape to whatever follows.  The default escape is ^].

       This program was written by the author as an exercise to show that communicating with dis-
       connected processes is easy.  There are many features that could be added, but that is not
       the intent of this program.

       Tcl(3), libexpect(3)
       "Exploring  Expect: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs" by Don Libes,
       O'Reilly and Associates, January 1995.

       Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology

					  7 October 1993			     DISLOCATE(1)
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