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Open a Session with Name

screen -S <your_session_name>

List Sessions

Do not start screen, but instead print a list of session identification strings. Sessions marked “detached” can be resumed with screen -r. Those marked “attached” are running and have a controlling terminal.

screen -ls

Recover a 'lost' Screen Session

If your remote connection crashed while you had an open screen session you have to detach it before you can reconnect. You do it this way:

Reattach a session and if necessary detach it first.

screen -d -r <session_name>

Rename a session

To rename a session do:

  1. Attach to the session in question
  2. Press ctrl+ a
  3. Type :sessionname <your_session_name> – yes, the first colon is needed there, no extra spaces
  4. Type enter
screen.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/12 17:17 by pmay