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How to detach from a screen session from within a tmux session?

I've seen posts of how to detach from screen within screen and from tmux within tmux, but none of them worked for me.

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screen and tmux use different prefix keys by default:

  • Ctrl+A for screen
  • Ctrl+B for tmux

Just detach from screen session by sending Ctrl+A, D. If you configured them both to use the same prefix, tmux will pass prefix the second time you press it.

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To add on @atype answer. If the prefix key is same ie ctrl + A then you need to press A double time then D ie

ctrl + A + A + D

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