Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux super-duper admin tools: screen

Filed under
Software

Time to learn about yet another cool little admin application that will change the way you think and work. screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of the legendary DEC VT100 terminal.

Additionally, the utility has insert/delete line, support for multiple character sets, a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal, and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows moving text regions between windows.

When screen is called, it creates a single window with a shell in it and then gets out of your way so that you can use the program as you normally would. Then, at any time, you can create new full-screen windows with other programs in them, including more shells, kill existing windows, view a list of windows, turn output logging on and off, copy & paste text between windows, view the scrollback history, switch between windows in whatever manner you wish, etc.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

AMD is working on a new Linux graphics driver to catch up with Nvidia

There’s no doubt about it: AMD’s Linux graphics drivers are behind Nvidia’s, something that will start mattering a lot more when Valve’s first Linux-based Steam Machines start hitting the market this November. AMD hasn’t turned the ship around yet, and big-name games are still only supporting Nvidia hardware when they launch on Linux. But AMD hasn’t been sitting on its hands. AMD’s developers are working on a new Linux driver architecture that will result in better open-source drivers, too—eventually. Read more

LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime

I've used LibreOffice as my main office suite since it forked from OpenOffice five years ago. Now its latest edition, LibreOffice 5.0, is better than ever. And, in my book, that means it's the best standalone office suite available in 2015. Read more

Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out

After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone. We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another 472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below. Read more

Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5

Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well. Read more