Linux Screen command

Use this command to start a long process while ssh into a machine to keep the process running if the ssh connection gets dropped.

  • screen -r         Resume a detached screen session
  • Control-a ?     Display brief help
  • Control-a ”     List all windows for selection
  • Control-a d     Detach screen from this terminal
  • Control-a c     Create new window running a shell
  • screen -t backup   Start a screen with title “backup”
  • Control-a f    Toggle flow on, off or auto
  • Control-a n    Switch to the Next window
  • Control-a p    Switch to the Previous window
  • Control-a A    Accept a title name for the current window

Screen Customizations

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