Screen (Linux command)#

Linux Screen allows you to:#

  • Use multiple shell windows from a single SSH session.
  • Keep a shell active even through network disruptions.
  • Disconnect and reconnect to a shell sessions from multiple locations.
  • Run a long running process without maintaining an active shell session.

To start screen type: #

screen -S <screen-name>

From within screen:#

^a-ccreate a new screen
^a-nchange to next screen
^a-pchange to previous screen
^a-ddetach from screen
^a-: sessionname XXXXchange screen name to XXXX
exitend/exit screen

Other screen commands:#

screen -r re-attach to screen (if only one)
screen -ls display running screens
screen -r XXXX re-attach to screen XXXX name or number

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