If you have always wanted the functionality of GNU Screen for your win32 box but couldn't get the win32 port to do the detach/reattach portion correctly then your not alone. And thanks to the power of open source some guy created a stripped down version called dtach that doesn't have all the fancy stuff. This version just so happens to compile and run perfectly on cygwin. It might even do it correctly on just a mingw32 setup. What this means is that you can now run detached terminal sessions on your windows box. I've provided the binary for you to use if you're interested. dtach Example shortcut to use it