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I want to keep a screen or tmux session running forever on a Ubuntu server, possibly for running a Clojure web server application so I can tap into the process via REPL at any time. Gnu screen or tmux -- which is less prone to crash?

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I used to use a screen session for bootstrapping Java and Rails application for months, so I tend to consider screen stable enough for that purpose.

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It's hard to measure since screen is matured and tmux is not but tmux has such a clear codebase that it smoothly went into OpenBSD. Quite often I use both at the same time. ;-)

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