Screen Usage

Practical screen usage notes

Screen Commands

List of more important screen commands to effectively operate screen

When NOT in screen

Command Description
screen -D Power Detach - Close everything but keep the screens running in background. This is when you are done working!
screen -R When loggin back into the system do this to get back to the screens
screen -d -r Detach and Reattach. This is used when there are some screens stuck as attached but you are actually detached

When in screen

Command Description
Ctrl-a c Create new screen terminal
Ctrl-a d Detach from screen termial and go to main non screen terminal
Ctrl-a w List all screen terminals

When in or not in screen

Command Description
screen -D -RR Power Detach, Reattach or create new screen if there is no screen running

Screen Resources


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