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|Short description=Runs separate screens on a single terminal
 
|Short description=Runs separate screens on a single terminal
 
|Full description=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.
 
|Full description=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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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/screen
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
|Status=Live
 
|Component programs=
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/screen.html
 
|VCS checkout command=
 
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Computer languages=C
 
|Documentation note=User reference manual included
 
|Documentation note=User reference manual included
|Paid support=
 
|IRC help=
 
|IRC general=
 
|IRC development=
 
 
|Related projects=Ncurses,Surfraw,Termutils
 
|Related projects=Ncurses,Surfraw,Termutils
 
|Keywords=shell,software development,screen,window manager,virtual terminal
 
|Keywords=shell,software development,screen,window manager,virtual terminal
|Is GNU=y
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|Version identifier=4.0.3
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|Version date=2007-08-07
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/screen/screen-4.0.3.tar.gz
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review by=Janet Casey
 
|Last review date=2009-02-12
 
|Last review date=2009-02-12
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=4.0.3
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|Version date=2007-08-07
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|GNU package identifier=screen
|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/screen/screen-4.0.3.tar.gz
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|License verified date=2009-08-24
 
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Revision as of 15:19, 19 October 2012

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GNU Screen

https://www.gnu.org/software/screen
Screen is a terminal window manager that multiplexes a single terminal between several processes. The virtual terminals each provide features such as a scroll-back buffer and a copy-and-paste mechanism. Screen then manages the different virtual terminals, allowing to easily switch between them, to detach them from the current session, or even splitting the view to show two terminals at once.

Documentation

Online documentation available at: https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/manual/

Some of the most important keybindings include:

  • C-a ? (help) Show all keybindings.
  • C-a c (screen) Create new windows.
  • C-a SPACE (next) Advance to next window (with wraparound).
  • C-a C-a (other) Toggle between the current and previously displayed windows.
  • C-a n (select n) Switch to window n=0 ... 9.
  • C-a : (colon) Online configuration change.

See the man page or TeXinfo manual for many more keybindings and commands.

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/#screen " IRC general channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/#screen

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:screen

Download

Download version 4.5.0 (stable)
released on 17 January 2017

VCS Checkout

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium5 January 2017



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Amadeusz Sławiński Maintainer
Alexander Naumov Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
FreeBSD Homepage https://www.freshports.org/sysutils/screen/
Developer E-mail mailto:screen-devel@gnu.org
Developer Bug Tracking https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=screen
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/misc/screen
Developer Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/screen/
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/screen.git
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/s.html
Help E-mail mailto:screen-users@gnu.org
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/screen
Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/screen-devel
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/app-misc/screen
Users Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/screen-users


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2017.



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