Perfect for long running batch jobs on a remote server over unreliable connections or if you want to bring your laptop home (instead of keeping that terminal running).
Log in and run
screen -t title_of_your_choice
Do the same thing again if you want to create another window.
All the following screen commands are preceeded by Ctrl-a (i.e. first press ctrl-a then the shortcut below)
- 0-9 – switch to window by id
- Ctrl-n – next window
- Ctrl-a – previous window
- d – quit screen (leaving it running)
- k – kill window
The next day, log in as usual and attach to the screen session using
Check the man page for screen for other options and shortcuts.