Lessons learned for GNU Screen
From personal usage
- stuff in ~/.screenrc to append text in the selected window
- e.g. stuff 'cd ~/MyPythonProject; workon MyPythonProject;'
- Ctrl-a:| for vertical split then Ctrl-a:TAB to switch
- Ctrl-a:source properscreenrc : load the configuration file
- pratical to avoid restarting a new session but appends other windows
- can be problematic for numbers
- Ctrl-a:number 1 : moves the current window to position 1
- Ctrl-a+[, Ctrl-a+Ctrl-[, Ctrl-a+<ESC> : enters scrollback mode
- Ctrl-a+|: vertical split
- Ctrl-a+S: horizontal split
- Ctrl-a+TAB: switching between splits
- Ctrl-a+": select a window to display in the split
- screen -X other : send the command
other to the current screen
- e.g. screen -X select reading; to jump to the window named "reading"
- for example
/exec screen -X other will switch to the other screen within irssi
- Ctrl-a+c : create new window
- Ctrl-a+a : switch to the last window
- ~/.screenrc : configuration file holding the status line and other parameter
- ability to set the status line, start multiple command at startup, etc
- screen -x : connect to an existing screen from the same user, perfect for tutoring
- has some sudo issues, have to connect directly from ssh
By jeduthun in Technology for kuro5hin.org, March 10, 2004
- Ctrl-a+A : rename the current window
- Ctrl-a+K : kill misbehaving programs
- Ctrl-a+M : monitor activity in a window
- see also monitoring by Aperiodic.net : "Use C-a M to start monitoring a window for activity. C-a _ monitors for 30 seconds of silence."
- Screen User's Manual
- Copy and Paste
- For those confined to a hardware terminal, these commands provide a cut and paste facility more powerful than those provided by most windowing systems.
- A Guide to Efficiently Using Irssi and Screen by QuadPoint.org
- screen -raAD : connect to the current existing screen
- GNU screen quick_reference
- tmux enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.
- neercs (including grabbing a process that you forgot to start inside neercs)
My notes on Tools gather what I know or want to know. Consequently they are not and will never be complete references. For this, official manuals and online communities provide much better answers.