Screen - finally I can use not only my computer but also the screen :)I am somehow using sreen for a long time.
Except traditional usage like window multiplexer for one terminal or process deatacher,
I used it for making Vim a CLI IDE for Python, SQL, or what so ever language using CLI.
See Slime plugin
This post will only concetrate on only on Screen basic functionality and commands
- At the begining launch screen from terminal
Screen hot keys start with
C-a // Ctrl and a at the same time
Create new window
Go to previous and next window
Change to a window marked by Number 0-9 (First window has number 0)
List all created windows
Name your window
Kill the misbehaving program
Deatach process by this shortcut or by closing the terminal
Reatach in new emulator/session
$ screen -r
Copying and pasting - screen has its own scroll buffer.
C-a [ // copying
C-a ] // pasting
Monitoring if other window is still doing activity (e.g. compiling). Triggered when there is silence
Monitoring if other window is still without activity (e.g. IRC session). Triggered when you receives message
- Screen is closed when all programs are closed