10 Screen Command Examples to Manage Linux Terminals

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39 Responses

  1. Rakesh says:

    Very nice article with easy to understand examples..

  2. sul says:

    Very nice post. It is also possible to run screen as a detached process with a script. For example
    screen -d -m script.sh

    This will start screen as a detached process. Its pretty useful.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks a ton for the tip, yes you can detach any command or process with screen command as you pointed in your example..

  3. I was using GNU Screen, and then I found tmux! Both tools are interesting anyway!

  4. yum –> dnf (new command)

  5. Vlad says:

    it is simple and clear. Thanks a lot!

  6. Ruan says:

    Man, thanks for the tips

  7. rohit says:


  8. Balaji says:

    Very nice.

  9. Brad says:

    Great primer on screen. I was unaware that you could lock a screen, very handy.

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