GNU Screen is a command line utility which allows the user to create multiple shell sessions on one connection. These sessions are decoupled from the primary connection and so maintain state for the user, even if the connection is dropped.

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How to set the GNU screen log file name non-interactively

I'm trying to parse the output of a screen session from a script. The man page of screen says I can use the command logfile, but gives no indication of the syntax to use when I launch screen ...
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Bash vs. Gnu screen : Replace Ctrl-A with Ctrl-Shift-A

I'm a new user to GNU Screen. I've been using Bash for a very long time, and I want to give GNU Screen a try. As you know, GNU Screen uses 'C-a' (Control-A) as as the command character. Trouble is, ...
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How do I create a hierarchy of terminals or workspaces?

I'm wondering if there is some way to create a heirarchy/tree of terminals in a screen session on Linux? I don't mind hacking on this, so if there is a project out there that's working on this, I'd ...
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screenrc: How to map “alt+number” to “select a screen window” in gnome terminal

I found this online: bindkey "\261" select 1 bindkey "\262" select 2 bindkey "\263" select 3 .... Basically it maps alt+1 to "select 1"; alt+2 to "select 2". So when you press alt+1, it is ...
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Moving windows in GNU screen

I use GNU screen daily and I wonder is it possible to move windows in the window-list. Say I have Num Name Flags 0 emacs ...
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How do I display the current “session” name or “sockname” of a screen session in the status bar?

I run multiple screen sessions each created with 'screen -S name' and I would like to be able to display in the status bar the name I used to create the current screen session. However, I cannot ...
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How to send message both to netcat and other script?

I'm trying to make some client-server interface. Think of it as one-on-one chat. What I want to achieve are two horizontal views. Bottom for my (server) input, top for client output and my input. ...
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Running emacs inside screen

I have a screenrc file but I am finding some conflicts when I run emacs inside screen. For e.g, moving across buffers in emacs, Ctrl-right arrow/left arrow, instead of moving back and forth sends ...
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How to press Ctrl+a+A

I was reading an answer about placing a tabs bar at the bottom of GNU Screen, and it said to press Ctrl+a+A. Clearly I cannot press A again while still pressing a, and why are the two capitalized ...
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How do I use tabs with the Linux “Screen” program?

I'm using multiple screen windows and am wondering if it's possible to add a tabbed interface to it, with tab names and keyboard shortcuts for moving between the tabs.
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Local echo using Screen to connect to a serial terminal

Reading through the book "Building Wireless Sensor Networks" I learned that you can use the Screen utility to attach to a serial console. I tried using it to connect to an XBee module and it seemed ...
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Make GNU screen survive reboot

I am using GNU screen a lot. I find it very annoying that everytime the server has to be rebooted I lose all my sessions (even if I know in advance, I need to set-up everything again). I've searched ...
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Transfer current command to a detachable session (tmux/screen)

I'm currently running a backup and it now needs to be transferred to detachable one like on tmux/screen. Is there a way to do this when the command is currently running? I can send the command the ...
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Auto Complete to Windows input queue from text on printed screen

I have a bin which output hostnames to stdout in following format (Usually, it is ~20 lines): ldn0000000002;ldn0000000040;ldn00000000055;ldn0000000117;nyk0000000001;nyk0000000002;tky0000000001 Then ...
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ssh-agent and screen

A while back on StackOverflow, I asked this question about ssh-agent and crontab. I have a similar question now about ssh-agent and screen on linux systems. So, on my Mac, ssh-agent launches at ...
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GNU screen mirroring (-x) with different size monitors/resolution

I'm using "screen -x" to mirror screens across two systems at the same time, but I seem to have an issue with resolutions. On most of my screen windows, the top portion (or bottom) is cut off when I ...
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vim under screen under PuTTY working with mouse wheel?

Is there any way to make this work? i'd love to scroll my files in vim with the mouse scroll wheel. Also, i wouldn't mind scrolling the gnu screen buffer with the mouse wheel as well, without having ...
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GNU Screen on MacOS 10.8 says “Be careful! New screen tonight”

GNU Screen on MacOS 10.8 says "Be careful! New screen tonight" when it starts up screen sometimes. Any ideas what causes this, or is there a way to disable it and/or change the text to something else? ...
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GNU screen. nothing happens when trying to resume session

I have a D-LINK nas (Linux 3.2.34 armv7l), where I have screen, compiled from sources. Everything was fine until something happened and now I can't resume the session. The symptoms are as follows ...
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How can I start multiple screen windows side-by-side inside one screen instance automatically?

I want to have a desktop/keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal running a screen session that displays top in the upper 60% and iostat in the lower 40%, and possibly pidstat, too. Is that possible? ...
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How to go past window 9 in GNU Screen without going to Window list?

I use GNU Screen tool to keep my sessions alive on the system. To switch between windows I use Ctrl+a N where N is the number of the window. I want to use similar keystroke to access windows with ...
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Creating multiple screens in a for loop to run parellel programs and sending commands to each

Before flagging this questions as redundant, i have read and tried every answer to similar questions with no success I have this loop where it traverses a directory structure, and runs a program ...
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How can I run byobu from xterm at starting?

I set up byobu auto run with the command byobu-enable. It's great when I log in from terminal or ssh, but how can I make xterm attach to it automatically ? (mate-terminal from Linux mint especially)
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ALT+arrow moving between words in ZSH and iTerm 2

I logged in on one of hosting provider servers and noticed ALT + left and ALT + right moved between words in a shell prompt in a screen. What kind of key bindings I need to configure and where to get ...
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Linux: aliases when using `screen`

I'm using screen, and I have several aliases in my ~/.bash_profile, for example python=python-2.6. But for some reasons these aliases don't work when I work in screen. How can I make them work?
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convert screen hardstatus to tmux

I'm a longtime screen user, but the move to tmux is growing inevitable. I have a fairly large .screenrc that I am working toward porting to tmux (I'd like the bulk of my existing workflow to just ...
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Archlinux - Autostart `screen` after boot

I'm building some small internet radio player using Archlinux. All I need right now is to autostart (without login!) script or just command: su -c 'screen "vlc (a lot of parameters)"' vlc_user By ...
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use gnu screen when ssh'ed as a user, but su as another

Below is what happens when trying to use gnu screen. Essentially, it all works fine until I su as another user. then I get a Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/7' - please check. error l413:~$ ssh ...
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Remove vertical split bar of a termincal multiplexer, vacating the space instead of hiding it

For the last decade I usually work in a full-screen mode terminal emulator (often xterm), and often with vertical split. The recent GNU Screen offers vertical split with ctrl-a |. 1280×720 offers 160 ...
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Launching GUI apps from GNU screen on OS X

On OS X 10.9.1, when I try to launch GUI Apps on OS X from within a GNU screen terminal, the app simply hangs without showing a window. Launching the same app from a regular terminal outside screen ...
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How to bind exit to a key?

When I am using screen, every time I use kill, it prompts a confirmation and ask me whether to really kill (which I really do after pressing so many keys). To get around this I type exit instead. But ...
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why is screen not showing the current running process name? (Mac OSX Terminal bash)

I am running screen inside Mac OSX Terminal app (bash). Here is the screenrc (got it from here): $ cat ~/.screenrc termcapinfo xterm* ti@:te@ startup_message off defutf8 on shelltitle "$ |what?" # ...
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why does screen cause problems with sftp?

I love to use screen, but I haven't really had much experience using it over ssh. At work I recently was issued a shell account and I decided to try to configure it so that screen gets run when I ...
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GNU Screen: deleted directory screen was started in

I started screen in a directory I since deleted and every time I open a new window I get the following error: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent ...
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Renaming a session

In bash I can start a named screen by doing screen -S test If I type ctrl-a A new_screen_name it only changes the title of the screen. When I do a screen -r I see the session name is still ...
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GNU screen lost encoding settings after detached and reattached

I set the defencoding and encoding in the .screenrc, defencoding GBK encoding GBK GBK After I detached and reattached the session, the encoding settings don't work. screen -r -d -S session How ...
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Increasing scrollback for screen in putty

I use screen a lot. Whenever I scroll up, I see that there is the screen command I used to reattach to the screen. I was wondering if we can increasing the size of scrollback for screen from screen ...
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Windows powershell screen equivalent

I am using a windows machine as a ssh server. I want to remotely run some tasks which takes several hours to finish. Is there any way to have persistent process even after remote ssh session is ...
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Echo to screen session and to file

I want to execute the following command: echo $RANDOM 2>&1 >> test.txt in this screen session: screen -S test -X eval 'stuff "echo $RANDOM 2>&1 >> test.txt\015"' ...
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GNU Screen: «unknown command 'vert_split'» though C-a | works

in GNU-screen (4.00.03jw4 FAU 2-May-06) I'm able to perform a vertical split pressing C-a | (i.e. Ctrl+a, then pipe). Since I'd like to have the screen vertically splitted at the program startup, I ...
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Placing an “anchor” in GNU Screen

Usually, especially when debugging code, I have the code spit out a ton of data and since I'm using GNU Screen, I scroll back through the output to see what I need. But it's not always easy to find ...
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Vim not colouring the end of lines when run inside screen

When vim is started inside of gnu screen it does not colour the background after text. Screen looks like it should be setup for handling 256 colours correctly: $ screen $ tput colors 256 $ echo ...
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VIM/Screen background color is inverted for non-text characters

I'm trying to use a vim while inside a screen session. For some reason, the background color for the parts of the screen without text are displaying as dark while the parts with text are displaying as ...
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Screen - switch tabs in subscreen

I use this in my .screenrc: bindkey ^[q prev bindkey ^[w next to switch between windows with alt+w/q If I open screen in screen, I can switch like: ctrl+a+a + number, but I would like to id for ...
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How do you run a gnu screen within a gnu screen?

Is it possible to run a gnu screen within a gnu screen? I'm not sure how the key bindings would work. I need to log into a server that is already running a screen session, from a local screen session. ...
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prohibitive keymapping with putty, gnu screen and vim

I'm logged in to my Debian machine using putty. I have a GNU screen session open and I am running vim in it. the problem I have is that when I go to save the file using :w<enter> this appears to ...
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Cygwin Screen Resume Fails Without Message

I'm running some apps in screen under cygwin. However, when trying to reattach to the screen via 'screen -r', 'screen -x', and 'screen -RR' nothing appears to happen and I just get a new prompt line, ...
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Gnu Screen: “type” in all windows at once

I read this question on SO about the stuff command in screen. It's pretty useful, but I wondered if there was a way to actually interactively type into multiple windows at once? - stuff seems to be ...
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH unset by screen

Running screen in bash wipes the variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH. I've done some reading and it seems that this is expected behaviour, but I need to get around it. The workaround is adding the ...
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Running commands on Putty without fear of losing connection

How do you use the "screen" command effectively? Is it: Type "screen" Type in command Lose connection Check back on lost session How do I carry out step 4?