Try this quick start:

$ screen
<in the screen> $ ls -al /
<in the screen> Ctrl+A d
$ screen -r
<see :), you're back to you screen>

Put this into you ~/.screenrc to get fancy colours. At least you'll see what is happening.

hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus string '%{= kG}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= %{=kw}%?%-Lw%?%{r}(%{W}%n*%f%t%?(%u)%?%{r})%{w}%?%+Lw%?%?%= %{g}][%{B}%Y-%m-%d %{W}%c %{g}]'

# Default screens
screen -t shell1	0
screen -t shell2	1
screen -t server	2	ssh me@myserver

Move process to screen

  • Suspend the process with Ctrl+Z.
  • Resume the process in the background with bg.
  • Disown the process with disown %1.
  • Launch a screen session with screen.
  • Find the PID of the process using pgrep.
  • Use reptyr to take over the process reptyr.
linux/screen.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/06 17:35 by tomsa