[If you just got the screen package, it pays to read the file INSTALL] [This intro only describes the most common features to get you started] [A full description of all features is contained in the source package] Short introduction to GNU screen. Send bugreports, fixes, enhancements, t-shirts, money, beer & pizza to email@example.com Screen provides you with an ANSI/vt100 terminal emulator, which can multiplex up to 10 pseudo-terminals. On startup, it executes $SHELL in window 0. Then it reads $HOME/.screenrc to learn configuration, keybindings, and possibly open more windows. C-a ? (help) Show all keybindings. C-a c (screen) Create new windows. C-a SPACE (next) Advance to next window (with wraparound). C-a C-a (other) Toggle between the current and previously displayed windows. C-a 0 (select n) Switch to window n=0 ... 9. ... C-a 9 C-a w (windows) Show a list of window names in the status line. C-a a (meta) Send a literal C-a/C-s/C-q to the C-a s (xoff) process in the window. C-a q (xon) For instance, emacs uses C-a and C-s. C-a l (redisplay) Redraw this window. C-a W (width) Toggle between 80 & 132 columns mode. C-a L (login) Try to toggle the window's utmp-slot. C-a z (suspend) Suspend the whole screen session. C-a x (lockscreen) Execute /usr/bin/lock, $LOCKCMD or a built-in terminal lock. C-a H (log) Log stdout of window n to screenlog.n. C-a C-[ (copy) Start copy mode. Move cursor with h,j,k,l. Set 2 marks with SPACE or y. Abort with ESC. (C-[ is ESC.) Preceeding second mark with an a appends the text to the copy buffer. C-a C-] (paste) Output copy buffer to current window's stdin. C-a < (readbuf) Read the copy buffer from /tmp/screen-exchange. C-a > (writebuf) Write the copy buffer to /tmp/screen-exchange. C-a d (detach) Detach screen. All processes continue and may spool output to their pty's, but screen disconnects from your terminal. C-a D D (pow_detach) Power detach. Disconnect like C-a d but also kill the parent shell. C-a K (kill) Kill a window and send SIGHUP to its process group. Per default this would be C-a C-k, but it is redefined in the demo .screenrc (think of killing a whole line in emacs). C-a : (colon) Online configuration change. See the man page or TeXinfo manual for many more keybindings and commands. screen -r [pid.tty.host|tty.host] Reattach to a specific detached session. The terminal emulator reconfigures according to your $TERMCAP or $TERM settings. When you have multiple screens detached, you must supply the session name. screen -R reattaches to a detached session or (if none) creates a new session. screen -d [pid.tty.host|tty.host] Detach a screen session remotely. Has the same effect as typing 'C-a d' on the controlling terminal. 'screen -D' will power-detach. screen -list screen -ls screen -wipe Show all available sessions and their status. Use -wipe to remove DEAD sessions. If sockets are missing, you may send a SIGCHLD to its 'SCREEN' process and the process will re-establish the socket (think of someone cleaning /tmp thoroughly). screen -h 200 Starts a new screen session and sets the number of lines in the scrollback buffer to 200. The default is 100 lines.