Screen command


Suppose that you have logged into your remote machine and started a program that will execute for sometime. What happens if you suddenly get disconnected ? A solution to that is Screen command.

Installing Screen

sudo apt install screen

you can launch your first screen by simply typing “screen” and pressing return from the terminal.

screen -S screenname

This will start the new screen session with the given name.

If you want to display all the screen session, use
screen -ls

To detach from the current screen session use
screen -d screenname

To reattach to a detached session, use
screen -r screenname