I have just started to learn ssh. I installed everything needed, started my minecraft server, can join it, see all commands though console, ect. But when I leave the screen and close the Terminal I cant seem to get back to it. If I try reconnection straight after I disconnect (I type exit while in screen) I can connect. I just type screen -R

I would like to know how do I get back to the screen where I can see my minecraft servers console..

Thanks in advance! Rob


When you using screen and detaching from it (ctrl A+D) you can reconnect via:

# screen -ls
There are screens on:
    23322.pts-1.sql (Detached)
    27808.pts-7.sql (Detached)
    16293.pts-2.sql (Detached)
3 Sockets in /var/run/screen/S-root.

To reconnect use:

# screen -r 23322.pts-1.sql

With Minecraft server i recommend use ABM: http://www.curse.com/server-mods/minecraft/ascii-bukkit-menu - very simple tool to manage your minecraft server.


Your problem is probably that you are exiting / closing screen instead of detaching, or just hitting ctrl+d (logging out).

You need to detach first. ctrl+a d to detach.

+1 for using screen as an ssh/linux newbie.


I found an answer here, which says:

$: screen -list 

will display the currently running screens and

$: screen -r myTekkitServer

will connect to your detached screen.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy