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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
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User reference manual included
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|Related projects=tmux,Ncurses,Surfraw,Termutils
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|Keywords=shell,software development,screen,window manager,virtual terminal
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|Version identifier=4.0.3
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|Version date=2008-08-07
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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
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|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=4.0.2
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|Is GNU=Yes
|Version date=2004-01-14
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|GNU package identifier=screen
|Version status=stable
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|License verified date=2009-08-24
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/screen/screen-4.0.2.tar.gz
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}}
|License verified date=2001-06-27
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{{Project license
|Version comment=4.0.2 stable released 2004-01-14
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|License=GPLv2orlater
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|License verified by=Andrew Engelbrecht
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|License verified date=2012-10-19
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Juergen Weigert
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=jnweiger@immd4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Jason Merrill
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|Role=Contributor
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}}
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{{Person
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|Real name=Oliver Laumann
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|Role=Contributor
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:bug-screen@gnu.org
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
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|Use=software-development
 
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{{Project license
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{{Featured}}
|License=GPL
 
|License verified by=Janet Casey
 
|License verified date=2001-06-27
 
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Revision as of 17:12, 19 October 2012

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GNU Screen

https://www.gnu.org/software/screen
Multi-screen window manager

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

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

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