Working with screen¶
You can use
screen on the remote server to keep programs running even when
you're not online.
If not already there, you can install it to Ubuntu/Debian based system using:
sudo apt-get install screen
Start a shell in screen¶
You can start a named screen using the following command:
screen -S work-thing
Names help to organize your screens.
Detaching from a screen¶
You can detach from a running screen using keyboard
d. Every screen
command starts with a
ctrl-a and is followed by another action key.
You can also list your screen sessions:
$ screen -list There are screens on: 10812.pts-1.shell (04/05/20 19:58:20) (Detached) 10800.pts-1.shell (04/05/20 19:58:18) (Detached) 2 Sockets in /run/screen/S-bob.
Opening screen session¶
If there's only one detached session, you can open it using:
Opening previous screen session by id¶
screen -r 10812
Opening a previous screen session by name¶
screen -r work-thing
Opening an active screen session¶
Sometimes you may have left the screen session open. You can take over another
session with the
screen -d -r work-thing
Creating new screen windows¶
You can open multiple screen windows inside a screen session.
To create a new session use the command
Moving between screen windows¶
To move between sessions you can use
ctrl-a followed by the number between 0
E.g. to move to second screen session, use issue
ctrl-a followed by
1. The first sessions is
Accidentally opened another screen inside another screen¶
In case you end up having a screen open inside another screen window, you can
still issue commands to it using multiple
ctrl-a, followed by another
d would detach the inner screen.