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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Byobu, better screen
by vivainio on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 05:54 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

I use Byobu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byobu_(software)

Install and try it now, in 5 minutes you'll have forgotten the name ;-).

(copy paste the url, there is an osnews bug where last paren is stripped)

Edited 2012-09-02 05:57 UTC

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