A brief introduction to GNU screen.

Bob Murphy
Talk Description: 

A brief introduction to GNU screen. (Or: how to make the command line work for you, especially when the network is conspiring to stop you.)

Screen is part of the GNU project, and is an overlooked utility that can make working on the command line much easier.

Screen is a terminal multiplexer that allows for disconnecting remote sessions, multiple ways to enhance use of your command line sessions, and better ways to capture data from those sessions.

I’ll show you how to use all of this, as well as how to install it under several GNU/Linux distributions.

I am a Linux Systems Administrator, I've been a user of GNU/Linux for my own personal use since the late nineties. I've used many distributions over the years, starting with Slackware, up to the latest Red Hat and Ubuntu releases.