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When I restore a splitted session of screen, I've got only one print session and have to reconfigure the number of display session.

Is there another way to have the original screen configuration?

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This is not currently possible without a hack (see next paragraph); however, the features required to do this have already been added to screen's current git tree. In future versions, the "layout save" and "layout load" commands will be able to load not only your last layout, but other named layouts. I believe there is also support for cycling through layouts.

Currently, the trick is to use a screen inside a screen. All of your work and layout changes are done in the inner screen, but then when you detach, you actually detach from the outer most screen. The layout of the inner screen will be preserved. See the following for all the gritty details:

When I split the display and then detach, screen forgets the split.

Alternatively, you can try compiling the latest version directly from the screen source tree. You can do this by installing git and then running:

git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/screen.git

Then, follow the directions in src/INSTALL. In general, the directions are:

  1. ./autogen.sh
  2. ./configure
  3. make

There is a discussion in the INSTALL file about various issues surrounding where to install screen based on various concerns. If you go this route, your best bet is to read all of the INSTALL directions and then proceed.

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