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Hold a session open on a remote server. Manage multiple windows with a single SSH connection. See also tmux and zellij. More information:

  • Start a new screen session:


  • Start a new named screen session:

screen -S {{session_name}}

  • Start a new daemon and log the output to screenlog.x:

screen -dmLS {{session_name}} {{command}}

  • Show open screen sessions:

screen -ls

  • Reattach to an open screen:

screen -r {{session_name}}

  • Detach from inside a screen:

Ctrl + A, D

  • Kill the current screen session:

Ctrl + A, K

  • Kill a detached screen:

screen -X -S {{session_name}} quit