"When it comes to terminal managers in Linux, it usually boils
down to three choices: screen, tmux or the dtach+dvtm duo.
Proponents of each often vigorously tout their solution as the
best. So let's see how they compare. The Contenders
"* GNU screen is the oldest and perhaps most widely used of the
terminal managers in this comparison. It has been around since the
1980s and made thousands if not millons of users' lives easier
* tmux is a relative newcomer, the first release dating to late
2007. It was developed specifically with the goal of overcoming
limitations in the implementation of screen.
* dvtm is best described as tiling window manager for the
console. First released in late 2007 too, it lacks the
disconnection/reattachment feature of the other two solutions, so
it will unleash its full power only in combination with dtach which
does exactly that. (Using screen/tmux with dvtm is also possible.)
dtach was released in 2004."