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Revision as of 16:52, 8 June 2013 by Shadowspar
screen is a tool that's best explained as a kind of session manager for the command line. It lets you do things like:
- disconnect from a command-line session, but still leave it (and any commands in it) running
- reconnect to a session, even after logging out and logging in again
- share a session with multiple people (multiuser mode), so that everybody can see what you is doing -- for instance, for teaching folks how to do something
To give screen a command, first type the screen "command key". By default, it's ctrl-a.
c create new window 0-9 change to window 0-9 ctrl-a toggle back to last seen window n next window p previous window " show a list of all windows A give the current window a name K kill the current window ctrl-\ (or :quit) kill all windows & quit d detach -- drop out to the shell, but leave your screen session running ? help