Sep 17, 2009

screen to simulate multiple shells in one terminal

Screen is a multi terminal emulator.
The Package from the dev-Repository for OpenSolaris is here:
http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev/p5i/0/SUNWscreen.p5i.

You start in a terminal the executeable "screen".


After starting, a welcome-screen is visible.


  • As you can see, every session can be named by the Sequence ---
  • An active screen-session can be detached with --

  • Listening screen sessions is done with screen -ls
  • and resumed with screen -r


As long as the server is not rebooted, the sessions are running. You can even
log out and login later on and the sessions are still active.