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How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool

Posted by chantra on 4th July 2006

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool

Screen is a must known GNU console tool, this small piece of software comes really handy when you are working on a console or sending long processes on a remote host.

When you start screen, you simply get a terminal prompt, but then, many features are given to you. Most users don't even know about it, but you will soon love it.

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How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool — page 2

Posted by chantra on 4th July 2006

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series How To: Screen the Ultimate admin tool

Navigating through windows:

There is a lot of things you can do now:

  • Going to the next window (Ctrl-a n) or previous window (Ctrl-a p).
  • Getting the number and name of the current window (Ctrl-a N), check at the bottom left.
  • Go to window X (Ctrl-a X) where X is the window number, therefore Ctrl-a 0 to go to the first window you created.
  • Rename a window (Ctrl-a A)
  • Get a listing of all the windows (Ctrl-a "), you can then move up and down using the keyboard arrows and go to a specific window by pressing Enter.

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