10 Screen Command Examples to Manage Linux Terminals

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Pungki Arianto

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48 Responses

  1. Omer says:

    Thanks for sharing, you made is super simple.


  2. Arakhne says:

    Thank you very much. I learned a couple of things today thanks to you!

  3. Daljeet says:

    Nice post. Very helpful and informative.
    Keep it up!

    Is there any way to view two screens simultaneously ? Somewhat similar to view files using split command on Vi .


    • Pungki Arianto says:

      Hi Daljeet

      I’m not sure if screen have a built-in command / parameter to make simultaneously screen view.

      But I think you can install tmux, as terminal multiplexer. It can split console / terminal. Then after you split your console, you can run screen on each console.

      I hope this help.

      Thank you

  4. IPC Oye says:

    Hello, how can I see the previous results (output) if they’re long, because when I scroll up when I was inside the ‘screen’ I can’t scroll up to see them.


    • Pungki Arianto says:

      Hi IPC Oye

      You may press Ctrl – a and Esc to enter Copy mode. It will bring you into Copy Mode. Once you are there, you can use PageUp and PageDown button to scroll.
      To exit Copy Mode, press Esc one more.

      I hope this help.

      Thank you

  5. Pradeep says:

    Great and really helpful article. This helped me save implementation of log in my project

  6. Jamenson Espindula says:

    Congratulations for the article! The most screen’s feature I like is “S” option (Split) the Virtual Terminal into two “regions”. Inside each “region” you can have a diferent bash prompt.

    That is my contribution/sugestion to improve the article.


  7. Karl says:

    This is great stuff to know, and very much improves my workflow. Thanks!

  8. Phil says:

    Thanks this is a very useful article!

  9. April says:

    Great article, Thanks

  10. Wayne says:

    very useful article, thanks

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