Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Basics of Linux Screen


Screen is an awesome utility that offers the ability to detach a long running process (or program, shell-script, irc window, etc.) from a session and then attach it back at a later time.  Below are the basics:

To get started, enter:
      screen

To see your existing screen sessions, enter:
      screen -list

To detach an attached screen, enter:  
      screen -D

To re-attach to a detached screen, enter:
      screen -r 

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