Linux screen command tutorial / how to

by on September 27, 2007 · 6 comments· LAST UPDATED September 27, 2007

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One of my favorite GNU programs is screen. If there is no screen command, you need to open multiple ssh session with remote host. I have already written about how to install and getting started with screen utility.

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells). The same way tabbed browsing revolutionized the web experience, GNU Screen can do the same for your experience in the command line. Instead of opening up several terminal instances on your desktop or using those ugly GNOME/KDE-based tabs, Screen can do it better and simpler. Not only that, with GNU Screen, you can share sessions with others and detach/attach terminal sessions. It is a great tool for people who have to share working environments between work and home.

By adding a status bar to your screen environment, you are able to name your shell instances on the fly or via a configuration file called .screenrc that can be created on the user’s home directory.

=> A guide to GNU Screen (

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 steve July 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

most shity blog post ever.


2 dewd October 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

worst comment ever.


3 done December 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

I could not agree more


4 Daniel T. Hall January 31, 2014 at 12:06 am

There’s no way that this is the shittiest blog post ever.


5 Danawar October 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Also loving this program for administrating my minecraft servers!


6 caved February 28, 2014 at 4:07 am

haha adblock ftw

could you have more [useless] third party load attempts?


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