I commonly need to run a specific screen session with 9-10 windows, most of which need to run either an interactive command, or simply a setup-type of command.
I do this via
screen -c <config-that-specifies-ttys-and-commands>
The pseudo-code for my tty / command management looks like this:
screen -t foo_title <interactive_cmd_to_start_automatically> screen -t bar_title <a_different_cmd_to_launchh> ... etc ...
The problem I am having is that, periodically, I need to stop these interactive commands, DROPPING TO A SHELL IN THE SAME TTY, doing some troubleshooting, then manually re-starting the command. Screen will have no problems running these commands, but once they complete, screen kills off that window / tty. (To try it out, just specify something like 'top' as the command to run. When you exit top, list your screen windows with Ctrl-A ". You'll see your top tty has totally vanished)
So my questions, in order: - Does screen support a native way to get your normal shell prompt after the command finishes, in the same TTY? - If so, how? - If not (which I think is the case), what's the cleanest way to invoke a shell, from the screen config, after said command finishes so that you still get the TTY and a shell prompt?