Using 'screen' - The Absolute Essentials

You’re probably here because you heard screen is a more “safe” way to ssh, so that a broken connection won’t terminate your processes. Here’s how to do it:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

tmux better

I prefer to name my screen sessions. screen -S Blah that way when you re-connect you can just do: screen -x Blah I work with others that use screen and this makes it easier.

I prefer to reconnect with screen -dRr screen-name as this logs out other sessions and reconnects.