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  • 03.Dec.09
    screen: working with the scrollback buffer shell | rafacas | (0)
    screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. That is, multiple console applications can be run from the same terminal, each one with its own window. But we have already talked about the screen command before. In this post we are going to focus on the scrollback buffer feature. There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal, allowing to browse, or even to search, through the history of your windows. There is a copy-and-paste mechanism as well that allows moving text regions between windows. By default, the buffer has only ...
  • 24.Dec.08
    screen: a short list of commands shell | pfortuny | (0)
    Having already introduced screen in detail, I am now listing some specific commands. Recall that once a screen "session" is started, in order to get a screen command executed, you need to press C-a (that is, Ctrl and a) and then another key (C-a is the prefix for 'screen' and the other key is the specific command). To the point (notice that commands are case-sensitive): C-a c (we mentioned this one in the previous article): create a new screen (and give it the focus). C-a S: split the tty in "one part more". If a screen occupies the whole terminal, this command splits ...