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Using screen Sessions

Anyone using a text-based console or attaching to a remote Linux system via SSH needs to know about the `screen` command, what sessions are, and how to create them, use them, and exit or end them properly.

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Clock icon Aug 07, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Initiate, Query, and Display `screen` Sessions

    Start sessions, query their presence, and display or view the programs running in those screen sessions.

  2. Challenge

    Detach from and Reattach to `screen` Sessions

    Detach from a running session and its program contents, then reattach to the session either by default or by name.

  3. Challenge

    Create and Query Detached Sessions

    Start detached sessions with specific names, and query those sessions for information without having to attach to those sessions.

  4. Challenge

    Name and Rename `screen` Sessions

    Use specific naming for sessions to easily identify what they contain, including renaming sessions as they are running and fixing variable issues that would keep the session from functioning properly.

  5. Challenge

    Exit from and End `screen` Sessions

    Use more advanced techniques to send either keystrokes that are used to quit running session content programs, or send the session itself commands that cause it to exit or end.

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