Basics of Screen

Why haven’t I heard of screen before? So useful! Start up a screen session and you can detach/resume on another computer. Long running task you want to keep tabs on but need to move computers no longer an issue.

Start a Screen Session

Creates the Screen Session with given name. You can use this name when detaching/resuming from another computer.

screen -S NAME

Resume a Screen Session

If your computer shuts down, you need to access from another computer then resuming is what you are looking for.

screen -d -R NAME

Not sure what Sessions you have?

Use list to get the ID and name of running screens.

screen -list

Quit Screen


Not working? try forcing

screen -X -S ID quit

No more having to worry if my internet connection is going to cut out, computer crashing or going to sleep when working with remote connections.

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