Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 23:11 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Linux "You are logged into your remote server via SSH and happily plucking along at your keyboard and then it happens. Suddenly, the characters stop moving and then you get the dreaded 'Connection Closed' message. You have just lost your session. You were halfway through some task and now you have to start over. Ugh. Well you can prevent this from happening by using screen. The Linux screen tool can not only save you from disconnection disasters, but it also can increase your productivity by using multiple windows within one SSH session. I use this tool all of the time in our server management work." An older tutorial, and even though I have little to no knowledge about screen, I know one thing: lots of people swear by it.
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JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

Yes, RMS has tired everyone out by arguing that people could say GNU/Linux, but come on. It's not the Linux screen tool.

It is GNU Screen, originally done on the BSD platform and integrated with the GNU project in 1990, before Linus released his first kernel. People have been using it for more than two decades on all kinds of Unix flavors, as well as on Windows and OSX.

Linux is great, but it's just a kernel, and that kernel was designed originally to run all the cool GNU and BSD code that already existed.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Yes, RMS has tired everyone out by arguing that people could say GNU/Linux, but come on. It's not the Linux screen tool.


If that kind of thing pisses you off, you probably need to get out more. Seriously. Especially if you didn't even write the f**king thing.

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Moonbuzz Member since:
2005-07-09

No, he's absolutely correct. The name of the software is "GNU screen", not "screen". So while the whole GNU/Linux issue is debatable, calling "GNU screen" "Linux screen" is miss-attribution and wrong.

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karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

If that kind of thing pisses you off, you probably need to get out more. Seriously. Especially if you didn't even write the f**king thing.

Pardon me for the intrusion, but from were I stand it would appear that you are the one who's pissed off?

The O.P. is right and I was disappointed to see that, at least initially, he had been modded down just for putting things into perspective. And yes, I used (or rather, had to use) "screen" in the very early 90s... on SCO UNIX, no less! ;-)

Oh, and "screen" was great for TIA, aka The Internet Adapter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet_Adapter). Anyone remember that?


RT.

Edited 2012-08-31 07:48 UTC

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