GNU Screen shortcuts
I got tired of having a bunch of xterm windows running around on my Aspire One, so i decided to try GNU Screen. The Aspire One uses Linpus Linux , to install it all i had to do was :
sudo yum install screen
after the reboot i tried running screen but nothing happened (or so i thought). well time to jump to the web and find out…. a few minutes, and a couple of links later i found out that when i run screen nothing is supposed to happen ( nothing apparent at least), and all i had to do was start using it.
So here are the bits of information i gathered:
Screen uses the command “Ctrl-A” as a signal to send commands to screen instead of the shell.
Here are a few commands i found usefull:
- C-a c – Creates a new screen shell where you can run your commands
- C-a n or C-a p – Move to the next or the previous screen
- C-a ” – List the existing screens
- C-a S – Split the screen in two
- C-a TAB – Switch between split screens
- On a given screen terminal run “screen command name” – opens a new screen running the given command and names it “name”