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Linux.com: Take Console Productivity to a New Level with Screen

Dec 03, 2004, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Henrichsmeyer)

"Screen is an application that's often underestimated. Screen is, simply put, a screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation. Think of it as a full-screen, text-based window manager for your terminal or console. For what it is, it's an incredibly feature-rich application. In this article, I will explain what it does and why it's so useful.

"According to the man page, Screen 'multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells).' What this means to the rest of us is that you start up Screen and run something in it (typically with a shell), and do whatever you normally would in a terminal. This is all fine and dandy but in and of itself isn't anything new..."

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