Using Screen Sessions
Screen is a console application that allows you to use multiple terminal sessions within one window. The program operates within a shell session and acts as a container and manager for other terminal sessions, similar to how a window manager manages windows.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install screen
Basic Usage ¶
Although running the
screen command will create you a new screen session you may be looking for more of a customised environment to easily identify and control your screen sessions.
Here is a list of quick and easy commands along with keyboard short cuts;
screen -S name // This creates a screen session under the name you pick. Once created it will seem like it opens a new terminal for you. From there you run the cd and node commands. screen -r -d name // This reconnects you to a screen session that has already been created. screen -ls // Lists all active screen sessions on the machine. CTRL + A + D // This disconnects you from a screen session and keeps it running. It will say it has 'detached'. CTRL + D // This terminates the screen session and closes it for good
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