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How to Enable Multiple Terminal Screen Sessions in Linux

Posted by David  •  May 25th, 2014 10:44:23 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No music

Want to run multiple screen sessions in one terminal window? Well here is how you do it with this nice little unix command.

Keep in mind, that you must be running Linux. I only say this to avoid questions regarding terminal emulators like putty & xshell.

Horizontally Split the Terminal Screen

1. Open Terminal
2. Type Screen
3. Press Enter
4. Then type CTRL & A
5. Then SHIFT S

You will notice that your terminal windows how has 2 screens with 2 separate sessions!

To then tab between the 2 horizontally split terminal window now do the following.

Tab between the 2 screens

1. Press CTRL & A
2. Then Press Tab

This will allow you to tab between the 2 split terminal sessions. Now then if you are on a Debian based system you can extend the horizontally spit screen to vertical by doing the following:

1. Type screen (if you haven't done so)
2. CTRL & A
3. SHIFT & |\

Then to tab between the two follow the tab instructions above. If your a sys admin this can be a handy tool that will enable you to multitask while still administering multiple sessions.

How to exit screen terminal sessions

To exit the terminal screen session simply press exit, this will immediately terminate the screen session and bring you back to the native terminal screen.

If you have any questions or comments leave them below, in the mean time continue learning your Linux options and get get lazy by working smarter, not harder.

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