screen, and why you should use it

This IBM developerWorks article about screen goes into a lot of detail about how screen works, and has some nice examples of usage.  (via)

One of the problems with screen is that it has a lot of settings and changes to use, which makes initial adoption difficult.  However, it’s very useful…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Please have a look at tmux, a BSD licensed alternative to screen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The number of absurdities and bugs in GNU screen is… well, absurd. For every reason someone uses screen, I can list two reasons why they shouldn’t.

    Seriously, consider things like dtach or tmux. screen is a pile of garbage.

  3. Sounds like it’s worth a comparative article… Anyone?