Tag: screen


Posted by on July 2, 2006 | One comment

A quick overview of the key combinations you’ll use 99% of the time in screen

Screen is a really really handy little bit of software I leave running on all the Linux boxes I run.

From the man page:

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical ter-
minal between several processes (typically interactive shells). Each
virtual terminal provides the functions of a DEC VT100 terminal and, in
addition, several control functions from the ISO 6429 (ECMA 48, ANSI
X3.64) and ISO 2022 standards (e.g. insert/delete line and support for
multiple character sets). There is a scrollback history buffer for
each virtual terminal and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows moving
text regions between windows.

It goes on a bit more at length. » Read the full post

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