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screen

screen

screen is a terminal multiplexer that runs several separate "screens" on a single physical character-based terminal.

Each virtual terminal emulates a DEC VT100 plus several ANSI X3.64 and ISO 2022 functions. Screen sessions can be detached and resumed later on a different terminal.

There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows moving text regions between windows.

 screen 4.0.3

Price
Free to download

Size
0.8MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
GNU Project

Website
www.gnu.org/software/screen

System Requirements
libncurses
libpam0g

Support Sites:
Manual, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:
How-To Geek, Linux Journal

Features include:

  • Configurable input and output translation
  • Serial port support
  • Configurable logging
  • Multi-user support - a window can be displayed on more than one attached displays
  • Altscreen support
  • Split screen support
  • Hardstatus emulation
  • 256 colour support
  • utf8 charset support
  • X11 mouse tracking
  • Input translation
  • Huge number of commands
  • Optional braille support

screen in action

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