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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User reference manual included
|Documentation note=User reference manual included
|Related projects=Ncurses,Surfraw,Termutils
|Related projects=tmux,Ncurses,Surfraw,Termutils
|Keywords=shell,software development,screen,window manager,virtual terminal
|Keywords=shell,software development,screen,window manager,virtual terminal
|Version identifier=4.0.3
|Version identifier=4.0.3

Latest revision as of 17:12, 19 October 2012


A full screen window manager that lets a physical terminal handle several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of a DEC VT100 terminal as well as several control functions from the ANSI X3.64 and ISO 2022 standards. Each virtual terminal has a scrollback history buffer and a copy/paste mechanism to move text regions between windows. "Screen" creates a single window with a shell (or a specified command) in it; after that you run the program as you normally would. You can create new full-screen windows with other programs in them, including more shells, at any time; you can also kill the current window, view a list of active windows, toggle output logging, copy text between windows, view the scrollback history, switch between windows, etc. Windows run their programs independently of each other; programs keep running even if their window is not visible or the whole screen session detaches from the terminal.


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released on 7 August 2008



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GPLv2orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht19 October 2012

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 February 2009.


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