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Linux.com: The Beauty of screen

Apr 08, 2004, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Jones)


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"Systems administration offers an interesting paradox: in order to make our lives as easy as possible, we sometimes find ourselves learning about such obtuse things as advanced regular expressions, SNMP, rstatd, or the intricacies of RAID. For this reason, we breathe a collective sigh of relief when we find a simple, flexible tool readily available to help us out. One oldie-but-goodie that I find goes unnoticed and/or underutilized all too often is 'screen'.

"If you read the first line of the screen man page, it says that screen is, well, a 'screen manager'. If you read on, you'll be overwhelmed by the number of options available to you..."

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