I created this account so I could see some people's friends-only posts, but I might as well post something of my own.
If you use console-mode unix programs and would like to
- leave stuff running when you log out of a machine and have it still be running when you log back in,
- or switch between multiple programs without using
fgor multiple terminal windows,
- or be able to see multiple programs at once without using multiple terminal windows,
- or copy and paste between programs without using the mouse,
then you will like GNU Screen.
At my old job I sat at a Windows 2000 machine but did most
of my work on a GNU/Linux machine (in a closet). Every day
I logged into my desktop machine, logged into the closet
machine via PuTTY,
screen -D -R, which brought up all of
the Linux stuff I had left running the day before. Here's a
cheat sheet I came up with to learn