Using Linux Screen

Written by James McDonald

January 23, 2012

Recently I have got caught out by leaving a terminal running while remotely connected to a Linux server and the connection has failed leaving the remote process unfinished & terminated.

The Linux screen command allows you to run programs and disconnect. Rather than re-inventing the wheel I’m simply going to link to an article that made sense to me. Located here: http://www.rackaid.com/resources/linux-screen-tutorial-and-how-to/

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