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How to recover dropped SSH session on Debian?

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I had a ssh session open on my Debian server.  I was watching an installation process and walked away from my computer.  When I returned, I found that my nhetwork had burped and I had lost my connection, but that the text that remains on the screen shows that the installation was not complete and was waiting for input from me.  Is there any way to get that session back so I can complete the installation?

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I don't think you can recover a dropped SSH session.  However the suggestion is that next time you do something like that use "screen".  There is a write up on how to use screen here http://www.rackaid.com/resources/tips/linux-screen.cfm.  If you get dropped from SSH, you can recover by going into the screen session.
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Thank you very much for that suggestion, I am checking screen out now.
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