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22 May 2009

Screen Quick Howto

What is screen?
man page: "Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells)." Here is a screen screen tutorial.
Screen quickref
Most of the data below has been taken from the screen quick reference.
Shortcuts
Action
Shortcut
Change to last-visited active window
C-a C-a (commonly used to flip-flop between two windows)
Change to window by number
C-a <number> (only for windows 0 to 9)
Change to window by number or name'
C-a <number or title>
Change to next window in list
C-a n or C-a <space>
Change to previous window in list
C-a p
Split current screen session into two regions
C-A S
Remove current region
C-a X
remove all regions but the current one
C-a Q
Switch between displayed regions
C-a TAB
Create new session in split region
C-a c
Return to a single region
C-a Q
Detach
C-a d
Detach and logout (quick exit)
C-a D D
Enter copy mode
C-a [ (also used for viewing scrollback buffer) and with C-]
Paste
C-a ]
Rename current window
C-a A (note the uppercase 'A'!)
Console commands
Detach attached session
screen -D
Detach attached screen session (possibly running in another terminal) and reattach in current terminal
screen -Dr
Detach specific screen session (when more than one sessions are running)screen -D 14493.ssh2others
Move cursor to beginning of lineControl+a (release Control) + a

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