On Thursday, 10 January 2019 2:57:02 AM AEDT Craig Sanders via luv-main wrote:
On Tue, Jan 08, 2019 at 11:51:33PM +1100, Russell
Currently I run my kvm VMs under screen
sounds like a PITA doing everything manually...but whatever works for you.
Well it's a small ongoing PITA vs a major PITA to change to something else...
and just use
screen -r to get the console.
I strongly recommend switching to tmux. I stuck with screen for many years,
been using it since the early 90s, but finally made the switch about a year
ago...finally got sick of screen's bugs, quirks, piss-poor unicode support,
and effective abandonment as an actively-developed project. it took me
about half an hour to configure it so that the transition was
non-traumatic. after a few days, i wouldn't even consider switching back,
any more than i'd switch back from mutt to elm.
People have been saying that for years. But what I do with screen is fairly
basic so it's been working well enough that I haven't had a great incentive to
As I did with screen, I've mapped tmux's
escape key to ^K. I rarely use
that for anything else but I use ^A all the time -- ^A is move to start of
line in bash/readline, an extremely stupid key for screen to hijack as its
default control prefix. tmux's default of ^B is better, but I've got used
to ^K over the years. Unlearning that would be too painful.
Yes, ^A is really annoying. But I don't use screen enough to make it worth
Virsh has some
benefits, but so far it hasn't seemed worth the pain.
for just "virsh console", no not worth it. for everything else - virsh and
libvirt are definitely worth it.
I probably will do it eventually.
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