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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I prefer tmux
by Shane on Fri 31st Aug 2012 02:48 UTC
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I switched from GNU Screen to tmux a few years back because I use vertical splits quite a lot and Screen didn't have that feature built in yet.

The first two things that I install on a new server are tmux and Vim.

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RE: I prefer tmux
by gan17 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 03:07 in reply to "I prefer tmux"
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Same for me, basically. Switched to tmux after years with screen. Was much easier to get into; partly due to prior experience with screen, mostly because it had clear documentation and didn't require me to be fluent in Klingon to configure it.

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RE: I prefer tmux
by diegoviola on Fri 31st Aug 2012 04:28 in reply to "I prefer tmux"
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Another vote for tmux as well.

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