[CentOS] Gnu Screen - terminal issues

Fri Mar 4 06:15:23 UTC 2011
Dr. Ed Morbius <dredmorbius at gmail.com>

on 21:24 Thu 03 Mar, Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at gmail.com) wrote:
> On 3/3/11 7:48 PM, Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:

> I do like the way gnome collapses the icons in the task bar when you
> have enough of them - and pops up the list so you can see it.  It
> makes it easy to find the terminal session connected to some
> particular remote host.

WindowMaker has a windowlist.  Even better.  I usually last 1-4 hours
when I periodically try GNOME.  KDE and XFCE I might last a few days.
Then it's back to the One True Window Manager.
> > I'm really just fine with terminal windows and SSH-forwarded apps if
> > those are necessary.
> But why do you need screen, then?

Terminal multiplexing, session persistance, scrollback/logging, split
screen (top running in the top panel, shell underneath, etc.), workflow
organization (similar processes are grouped in a screen session). 

I'm writing this mail in mutt, in a screen session with multiple
mailboxes open, each to its own screen window.  It's like a multi-tabbed
GNOME or KDE terminal, except that the session persists even if the
controlling terminal is killed, or X dies altogether.

Screen is one of those amazingly powerful Linux tools, once you stumble
across it.

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