Wednesday, March 25, 2015


in a terminal. Press Enter after reading the introductory text.
Virtual terminals in Screen can be manipulated by pressing the Ctrl+A key combination, and subsequently pressing a key to execute one of the commands given below:
  • c creates a new virtual console
  • n switches to the next available virtual console
  • p switches back to the previous virtual console
  • " lists all available virtual consoles and their assigned numbers
  • hitting a number key brings the corresponding virtual console to the foreground
  • Esc lets you scroll back and forth in your terminal output
  • d detatches the current screen sessions and brings you back to the normal terminal
When a Screen session is detached, the processes that were running inside it aren't stopped. You can re-attach a detached session by typing
screen -r