Speaking UNIX, Stayin' alive with Screen
Create and manage multiple shells on your console
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Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: February 10, 2009
The command line is a powerful tool, but it has a fatal weakness: If the shell perishes, so does your work. To keep your shell and your work alive—even across multiple sessions and dropped connections—use GNU Screen, a windowing system for your console.
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