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screen Concepts

Or, what sort of things you can do with screen and the commands that control them.

  • Multiuser - Allowing multiple users on a system to interact with a single screen instance.
  • Monitoring - Letting screen monitor your windows for interesting behavior.
  • Terminal - How screen interacts with terminals, and how programs interact with screen's virtual terminal.
  • Appearance - Controlling how screen looks and communicates with the user.
  • Interface - Controlling how the user communicates with screen.
  • Text Exchange - How screen can facilitate text exchange among programs, files, and screen itself.
  • Window Management - Managing windows in screen.
  • Region Management - Managing regions in the display.
  • Misc - Everything else.

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