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…
Please have a look at tmux, a BSD licensed alternative to screen.
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.
Sounds like it’s worth a comparative article… Anyone?
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