screen (GNU Screen) is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells). For computer monitors, see the tag /monitors.

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GNU screen init script, /dev/pts device wrong ownership

I have this very lazy init script to start GNU screen as the user john on my system. The purpose of it is to start screen on boot and send a newline character to it. It runs on a Raspberry Pi which ...
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there are screens in the list, but “no screen to be resumed”

When I type screen -r I expect to either see: A list of screens to resume, or a message "There is no screen to be resumed." Today, I see there is one screen, but I still get the message that there is ...
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tmux / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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How to tell screen session to regenerate its socket?

Note: the situation described here is completely different from this one. I have a couple of still-attached screen sessions, but screen -list produces % screen -list No Sockets found in ...
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GNU screen split: how to show active pane in caption

I am using GNU screen with a horizontal split, but it is not always easy to decide which pane is active (e.g. when using a program like top in one of the panes). Is it possible to change the color of ...
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Screen brightness adjustment not working in Ubuntu 14.04

When I try adjusting the screen brightness using the function keys on the keyboard, the adjustment scale is shown on the screen responding but the screen brightness is not adjusted. Tried ...
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Unable to start X Server with no screens, no xorg.config to edit

I am trying to start the X server (I have all the packages installed). The problem I am having is that the server is offsite, has no screen and never has had a screen connected to it and as a result ...
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Cant change screen resolution in Kali Linux [closed]

So I bought a brand new laptop, I bought a Lenovo Y50. It runs a Nvidia GEFORCE GTX. I installed Kali linux on the HDD and the screen is to large and does not fit on the actual computer screen. ...
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Nano Editor over Screen in Terminal isn't fullscreen

When I connect to a device using Screen in terminal, if I open Nano text-editor it only takes up a fraction of the screen. How do I make it fullscreen?
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Identify in which screen instance a process is running

A process listening on port 8113 (Solr) is not responding. I've found its PID via netstat but the server has about two dozen Solr process running in various screen sessions. 3607.foobar-client2 ...
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terminate screen monitoring serial port

I'm using screen /dev/tty-MyDevice to look at traffic on my serial port. Pressing Ctrl+D doesn't cause the screen to terminate. How do I terminate it? Thanks
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Why pressing Ctrl-h in xterm + tmux sends “^?”?

xterm: $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ stty -a speed 38400 baud; rows 52; columns 91; line = 0; intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^H; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>; eol2 = <undef>; swtch = ...
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Establish communication between Arduino Mega & Linux Terminal in Ubuntu 14.10

I am failing regularly in establishing syncing between my arduino mega(/dev/ttyACM0) and the terminal. Even I thought of establishing output using GNU Screen utility. The terminal just hangs for ...
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Copy a rectengular block into primary selection from within screen session

If you are on a remote machine in a screen session you can Enter the "copy-mode" by Ctrl+a+ESC and then use Space and the arrow keys to do a normal selection. Now you can use a small c to set the ...
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Problem connecting with Beagleboard through serial?

I'm trying to connect to a BeagleBoard on Ubuntu using a Serial-to-USB adapter. It is currently being recognized as ttyUSB0 on our system. When I run "screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200" the output just says ...
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Running background process with screen command in xshell

screen command is a nice program for us to run process background, but I found Ctrl + a w do not show screen windows list in xshell(Xmanager component) and Ctrl + a k do not kill this screen terminal ...
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Ugly bash function to send commands and “say” anything in screen over ssh. Is there a better way?

I’m working on a function this works but it is ugly. One thing that could be changed is being able to know the name of the screen. Using screen -dms minecraft java ….jar now starts a screen session ...
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screen & xterm: how to select text with the mouse in one only pane when window is divided vertically

Interestingly enough, this has also been a tmux issue for some: http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7311 But currently I am sticking to screen, and I'd like to know how I can make screen ...
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screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation

If I join with 'screen' to existing sessions, I can get a list of the sessions with C-a " keystroke and switch between them, however I can't find a way to safely leave/detach and keep all the ...
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list processes running inside of screen (manager with with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation)

I have an application that during installation runs a bunch of processes via screen, so I can see those if attached to the screen, however I don't see those via "ps -ef" or "ps auxww". How can I list ...
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screen & xterm: how to get window split vertically in custom ratio

To begin with, I am on Lubuntu, so I can benefit from the latest screen patches that will enable vertical splitting of windows with no need to compile from source. (It really took ages...) However, ...
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How to change (increase) number of lines in screen?

Connecting from Windows to Linux (CentOS 5.4) using PuTTY. Console set at 140col 60 lines. Not much else changed from default. Connection is via serial cable to the box. On Linux, installed and ...
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How to stop background processes started with screen

This question might have been asked before but I don't see it. I use screen ssh to remotely start processes that take multiple days. I ssh in, start multiple processes in the background, and detach ...
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Remote Desktop like screen/tmux (from windows)

Is there a way to remote desktop into a Linux desktop from Windows and have it just like Windows? So if i remote desktop to a Linux desktop from a Windows machine I want to the see that Linux desktop ...
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Invoke screen commands from outside the session

How can I send commands to a GNU Screen session? If I was using the session interactively, I'd type a Ctrl+A escape sequence. I need to send specific keystrokes to a GNU SCREEN session from other ...
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Live Kali Linux only showing Black Screen and a mouse pointer

After struggling with USB 3.0 on creating a Live USB version Kali, I've finally managed to actually boot it up and then use the apt-get update + upgrade + dist-upgrade successfully. But here comes ...
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Read output in `screen` from outside

Suppose I opened up a screen to run some program that outouts some result. Once the program finishes, is there a way to get the result in the screen from outside. For example: I opened up a screen ...
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nohup, screen and tmux not working when closing connection on yocto linux (intel edison)

I have an Intel Edison with Yocto Linux and standard configurations. It had nohup pre-installed and I managed to install both screen and tmux (by compiling them from sources). Now, I would like to run ...
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Directly start an application in a new screen/tmux session [duplicate]

Is there a way to start a new screen or tmux session, which directly executes a given command/application then detaches again? In pseudo-code something like tmux new -s ft_session --execute python ...
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problem with U-boot while flashing Linux in sd-card

Please help as it is immense necessary for a project which is to be evaluated coming week. Also, I am very new to this and unable to find help from existing contents available on the Internet. While ...
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Attach - Detach

I really don't know much about Linux but am forced to copy some data onto a RAID over a Linux server as the person responsible isn't available. It seems as the process has stopped. I don't know ...
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screen command cannot find java executable

I'm trying to execute java from screen: screen -S my-java-app -d -m 'java -jar -Xms512m -Xmx2048m my-java-app.jar' but seems that screen does not know the java command. Running java without screen ...
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Screen session terminates when program crashes

I am running a program in a Screen session if the program crashes it restarts itself, but when the program crashes the screen session terminates. I want the screen session to stay open so the ...
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fedora 20 screen command terminating automatically

I have fedora 20, after last update, when I am using screen command, the terminal is closing instantly with message, [screen is terminating] and not letting me to do anything with normal user, ...
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Abort copy mode in Screen

While using GNU Screen in copy mode, I sometimes want to abort in the middle and go back to the prompt. What command will exactly achieve that ?
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I am getting a strange install screen on Kali Linux and when I install all the way,I get a blue screen?

I have a picture of the issue here. The screen than proceeds to turn blue? Any help????
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Is it possible to merge two screen sessions chained?

Let us imagine I have only one terminal. To overcome this trouble I use screen, so happy! However, I need to connect to another computer over ssh, to prevent to open several connections I want to run ...
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Sharing a terminal with multiple users (with screen or otherwise)

I am setting up a server where there are multiple developers working on multiple applications. I have figured out how to give certain developers shared access to the necessary application directories ...
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How do I stop screen from clobbering my titles?

I am using bash and GNU screen on centos7. I notice that if I ssh to another server, change the title (via ctrl+a+A), and log out of the server that my new title gets overwritten by USER@HOST:~. How ...
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Is it normal to irssi freezes when receiving dcc?

I'm running it over screen with Raspberry Pi Model B, maybe the hardware is not the best, but when a streaming begins, I am unable to type anything, even Meta + Arrow doesn't work, but changing ...
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How to get Kali Linux to not go to sleep?

I'm using Kali linux on vmware in windows7. I've been trying to crack my wpa password and noticed that when I leave the system running (in process of cracking password) and leave the laptop on and go ...
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Strange behaviour connecting to serial port

I'm using screen to connect to my Rasberry Pi with a baud rate of 115200. I can log in fine, and everything works. But, when I copy and paste data from my machine to the RPi in vi or nano it seems to ...
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Send commands to screen within screen

login to Server1 and run screen SSH to Server2 and connect to an existing screen session Realise ^A commands are procesed by Server1's screen only Is it possible to control Server2's screen in this ...
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Does the screen need to be detached to keep the process running after disconnection

My ssh connection is unreliable, so I've been studiously using screen and detaching every time I start a long-running process. The screen part I know is necessary, but is the detaching as well? ...
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Run script in a screen

I want to run a bash script in a detached screen. The script calls a program a few times, each of which takes too long to wait. My first thought was to simply open a screen and then call the script, ...
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Replay a screen log file incrementally

I have run some commands in gnu screen and used the C-a H command to record the output to a screenlog.0 file. However now I want to view it. There are loads of terminal escape sequences, so just ...
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How can I start a 'screen' session as non-root user

Is there a way I can open a new 'screen' session on my RHEL box as a non-root user? When I try to open a new screen using the 'screen' command as a non-root user, it fails and I get the following ...
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ssh and screen automatically - what am I missing?

This works fine, but does not load my ~/.bash_profile on server2. Why? $ ssh -A -t server1 ssh -A -t server2 bash -c "screen -dR"
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Automate starting several parallel screen threads?

Our school HPC does not have a scheduler. So there is nothing like job queue. Hence, I cannot automate parallel job submission by qsub or sbatch. What I have been using to "submit" a job is by using ...
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How to get guake to update background characters?

This is actually a problem that also goes on with screen. Here is what it looks like (in mutt): When running a terminal application that builds an updated interface from Guake, tmux and screen ...