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Questions tagged [gnu-screen]

GNU Screen is a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles.

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Can I nohup/screen an already-started process?

I'm doing some test-runs of long-running data migration scripts, over SSH. Let's say I start running a script around 4 PM; now, 6 PM rolls around, and I'm cursing myself for not doing this all in ...
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How to reconnect to a disconnected ssh session

Is there a way to connect to an ssh session that was disconnected? We are having problems with our network connection to a remote site that we are working on separately; however, in the mean time we ...
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Moving an already-running process to Screen

My office job routinely sees me connected to a Linux box via VNC. Sometimes I start a remote job on the console, and realize later that it runs much longer than expected. (Should have started that ...
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Can I send some text to the STDIN of an active process running in a screen session?

I have a long-running server process inside a screen session on my Linux server. It's a bit unstable (and sadly not my software so I can't fix that!), so I want to script a nightly restart of the ...
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How do I know I'm running inside a linux “screen” or not?

The "screen" refers to a program mentioned in How to reconnect to a disconnected ssh session . That is a good facility. But there is a question I'd really like to know. How do I know whether I'm ...
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Create screen and run command without attaching

I am working on automating a maintenance routine that involves starting and stopping a script that is running in a screen session. My approach is to kill the screen session, and then restart it and ...
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Is it possible to detach a process from its terminal? (Or, “I should have used screen!”) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I nohup/screen an already-started process? On Unix (specifically, Linux), I've started a job in a regular ssh->bash session. I'd like to leave work soon, but I now realize ...
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kill a screen (but not all screens)

I have multiple screens running on an Ubuntu server that are initiated as: screen -dmS screen1 cmd screen -dmS screen2 cmd etc... And I need to kill one screen, but not all of them. What is the ...
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Is it possible to change GNU screen session name after created?

[This continues my previous question How do I know I'm running inside a linux "screen" or not? ] As title, can I? I tried screen -S mysess but it creates a new screen instead of ...
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Hidden Features of `screen`

Since I use the *nix command screen all day, and I couldn't find anyone starting this question, I figured it should be started. You know the drill: community wiki, one answer per features so we all ...
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putty and screen and scroll-back buffer [closed]

When I use screen inside a putty session, I can't seem to use the scrollback buffer of putty to look at whatever just scrolled off the screen. Instead, I just see what was happening in the putty ...
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How can I launch a screen session with a command over ssh on a remote server from my desktop?

I want to be able to launch screen sessions on remote servers from a single ssh command on my desktop. However, screen seems to need a terminal, which is not available when running a command through ...
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How do I ask screen to behave like a standard bash shell?

Just learned about the screen command on linux - it is genius. I love it. However, the actual terminal/prompt in screen looks and behaves differently than my standard bash prompt. That is, the ...
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Set xterm (PuTTY) window title when using screen?

I am trying to get screen to set my xterm title. I have this working outside of screen, but screen keeps whatever title was in place when I started it. Here is my .bashrc: function ...
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How to check if I'm in screen session?

is it somehow possible to check if I'm right now in screen session? I need it to determine if hitting ctrl+d would disconnect me from server or just close current screen. Thanks.
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How do I use crontab to start a screen session?

I want to create a crontab entry so that it starts screen, starts a gameserver and detaches. This is for in case the server is rebooted and I want it to automatically start this for me. 0 0 0 0 0 (...
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Can't get detached screen to resume

I use putty and have an unreliable wireless connection, so I use screen to keep my work going. Often I'll get disconnected, and then I can't reattach my screen. I'll run screen -D -RR and it will just ...
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Does tmux have all the features that screen has? And those screen is missing?

I'm considering switching from screen to tmux, but I've invested lots of time developing an extensive .screenrc, and I don't want to find after many hours of porting it to tmux that tmux can't do ...
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How to prevent screen from terminating when command in window terminates

When running 'screen ls' the screen stops with the text [screen is terminating]. I would like screen to keep the session alive and reattach to it to see the output of ls. Of course the real thing is ...
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GNU screen loses (parts of) command histories

I use GNU screen with 5 different sessions, each of which stores its own command history. But often I don't find a command in the history, although I'm sure I've used it exactly in the session I'm ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Screen is totally black but server is working perfectly

Server is working perfectly but when I do RDC screen is only black. This happened before and I fixed it by powering off the server via KVM/IP, but I don't want do that again. How can I fix this issue. ...
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GNU screen, how to get current sessionname programmatically

[ This can be considered step 2 of my previous question Is it possible to change GNU screen session name after created? ] Actually, I'd like to write a script that can display current screen session ...
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How can I go back in the (GNU) screen command history? (NOT shell command history!)

Currently, when I enter ^a : (control-A followed by ':') to send a command to GNU screen, I can go back one step in the history, and see exactly ONE previous command. This is really annoying, as I'm ...
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Can you screen a running programme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I nohup/screen an already-started process? GNU screen is great for long running programmes. You can start your programme in it and disconnect and bring your laptop home. ...
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Crontab start a screen

I started a screen by shell script in crontab, when I entered the screen, the left side became "sh-4.1#". While I runed the script directly, it was nomal with "[root@localhost data]". What happened? ...