screen (GNU Screen) is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells).

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How to connect screen/tmux/byobu to dbus?

Sometimes in GUI I use byobu , but I get the following error with qdbus Could not connect to D-Bus server: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoServer: Failed to connect to socket ...
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How to delete a stuck screen?

I am using PuTTY to connect to my linux machine. I used screen tool last time, and when I open it now, for some reason for every key I press, there is just a bell (sound) and no other output. ...
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Binding arrow keys in GNU Screen

I'm a newcomer to GNU Screen and so far I'm liking it. However there is something I can't quite get to work the way I could in tmux. I want to make it so that Ctrl-a "arrow key" changes focus between ...
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Why does Ubuntu send log info into GNU Screen?

I have several Terminal windows open. Inside one of those terminals, I'm running GNU Screen with multiple "tabs". Inside one of those tabs (the one that's active), sometimes logging info appears, e.g. ...
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tmux: opening new shell in pane?

I've been using GNU Screen for some time and have become accustomed to the following workflow, where I will: Split a region into two windows (C-a " or C-a |) Open new shells up in these two windows ...
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How we can detach from screen?

I am new in linux. I used to work on windows(performance testing, load testing, smoke testing and so on ). I am doing a job which requires to perform some tests.
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Attaching tmux to an existing session, or creating a new session

For a while, I used screen -dURS to solve this problem. The goal is to be able to run a command that attaches to an existing session with a specific name, or creating a session with a specific name ...
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Reset or recover GNU screen password

I have a server where I wish to run a process using screen. I start a screen using: screen -S <screen_name> Detach using ctrl+a+d. But when try to reattach the screen using, screen -r ...
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Default environment for screen is /bin/sh when it should be /bin/bash?

I'm trying to invoke a program to run on startup in /etc/rc.local which runs two commands: Start a detatched screen using screen -dmS name Send a command to that screen using screen -S name -X ...
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Working with screen sessions in LXD-managed containers

I have been trying to attach and detach screen sessions in LXD-managed containers; initially, I wasn't able to even start one, but that problem was answered here. However, being able to start a ...
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Start a screen session inside LXD-managed container

I'd like to start a screen session inside an LXD-managed container so that I could detach running processes and maybe re-attach in the future when I want to check on their status. I tried to attach ...
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Output of finished command run in screen is cut when scrolling up after the height of the terminal

If I start a screen session and run a command which produces a lot of output, e.g. a issue.py script with #!/usr/bin/python for i in range(0,1000000): print(i) detach (with CtrlAD) and ...
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How can I start Linux screen automatically when I open a new terminal window?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (Cinnamon Mint 17.1) with Bash. Every time I open a new terminal window, I enter screen to start the screen window manager, but I would like the shell to do this for me. I ...
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openstack devstack - Unable to stop service using screen

I need to stop the nova services which is running in openstack devstack. So as per the previous guidance I have tried using Screen for the same. Actually I can see that services currently running ...
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Unity / gnome-terminal passing control keys

I'm trying to get a setup with GNU screen in gnome terminal that I'm happy with (emacs user). I really like having Ctrl+^ as my GNU screen command key (as it doesn't interfere with any emacs key ...
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Default GNU screen “screens”

As the title says, I would like to set up GNU screen on my headless box such that when it starts up with some screens already running. My .bashrc file runs screen on the first login with screen -xRR ...
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How to define AutoKey shortcut which sends the same keystroke to the window with certain title

How to define a global shortcut Ctrl+a 1 with AutoKey which sends the same keystroke Ctrl+a 1 to the window with title 'gnu screen' ? If there is no such titled window it should show a popup message ...
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'Screen -h num ' not working on ubuntu

I am logged into my remote server using ssh and then running a process using screen. I started a screen session using screen -h 5000 so that I can scroll up the screen to see the console output. But ...
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Leave remote graphical session open

I own a VPS with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I know I can keep processes running using screen, but that's true only for non-graphical processes How can I keep graphical processes alive (e.g. a browser) ...
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Unable to see split margin of GNU Screen

I installed screen in UBUNTU 14.04. The screen commands also runs successfully. But when I split screen horizontally, I am unable to see any split margin. Although split happens (able to switch using ...
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How do I run weechat and screen as an upstart service without error?

I want to run weechat constantly in the background so that I can ssh in and reattach to it via screen. I'm trying to accomplish this via the following file in /etc/init/chatscreen.conf: description ...
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Editable annotations on terminal like sticky notes

I use screen, which lets me use many terminals. However, because there are so many terminals sometimes I forget what I am doing. Is there any terminal application that can draw over a section of the ...
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PPA containing newer version of screen

The GNU screen version for Ubuntu 14.04 seems to be 4.01, which was last updated May 2006! The newest screen version was updated May 2014 I know I can compile my own version, but I'm dealing with ~60 ...
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Scrollwheel in GNU screen in xfce4-terminal

I apologize that this is pretty much a duplicate of Using the scrollwheel in GNU screen -- Trusty specific difference but I don't have enough reputation to comment on that and I can provide much more ...
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Using the scrollwheel in GNU screen — Trusty specific difference

I'd like to setup GNU screen to allow the mouse's scrollwheel to scroll around in the scrollback buffer, same question as here: ...
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Byobu screen default for all users

I have installed byobu in my ubuntu 12.04 server installation and set as backend to use screen. What i am trying to do without success is to have all users on my system to use byobu having also ...
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Forwarding GNU Screen notification to Ubuntu desktop

GNU Screen has utility of monitoring window activity. Is it possible to forward the notification of GNU Screen to Ubuntu desktop environment? For example, when GNU Screen generates a notification, ...
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Non-deterministic behaviour in bash script for screen window opening and naming

I have the following bash script to set up a screen session with four windows from the command line in 13.10. Comments indicate what I think it ought to do. screen -dmS mysession # start screen, name ...
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Screen shortcuts in terminal conflict with Konsole and general GUI settings

I'm starting to use Screen in my terminal use (tired of sshing many times when I need to work) anyway, I'm finding that the Screen shortcuts conflict with some of my general gui shortcuts. The real ...
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Running a script in a screen at start up

I have a Python script that I wish to keep running all the time on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine, and I am doing so by adding an init job that runs a short script that checks for a screen session and if not ...
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kill a screen session

I'm trying to kill a screen session. I noticed a lot of other related questions, but none of those answers are working for me. I am trying to kill the following session: screen -ls There is a screen ...
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finding what's running on screen session

I have this screen process which has open my serial port: $ sudo lsof | grep /dev/ttyS0 screen 23520 root 6u CHR 4,64 0t0 1421 /dev/ttyS0 $ cd ...
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Attaching to a service in screen

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, but I am becoming better everyday. I know that to detach from a service in screen you do Ctrl+a+d. But I do not know how to attach back to it when I need to. Can someone ...
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keyboard buttons are not working at the time of changing password

when i forget my admin user passwrd i use the way of recovery mode ,i got the step of changing passwrd successfully like this .........recovery mode/root/## mount -rw -o remount/ passwd /enter new ...
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How do I 'workon' a Python virtualenv in Byobu windows configuration?

I'm trying to configure Byobu that it will start with a few windows ready in my Python virtualenvwrapper project directory. The only thing that needs to be run is the command workon myvirtualenvname. ...
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How do I open screen with many tabs to execute some commands within each one

How to open screen with many tabs? How can I execute some commands within each tab, plus giving the main screen window a name to call it again later to execute other commands? For example, I have a ...
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After Ubuntu 12.10 install and restart

I installed the ubuntu in this pc in order to do a dual boot with windows. After installing Ubuntu according to the tutorial it restarts the system, But it doesn't show the GRUB "Boot Selection" ...
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Screen: Keep programs running after shutdown

Is it possible to run screen on my linux box, and resume activites after shutting down? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates installed and Screen version 4.00.03jw4 installed from the Ubuntu ...
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How to create screen session on startup with command that doesn't end when command finishes

I want to edit my rc.local file to start up a few server sessions each in it's own GNU screen. However, whenever I stop a server, the screen terminates. Currently I have: screen -dmS test ...
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How do I get colors and a correct character set with screen through PuTTY?

Screen session over putty connections from windows are colorless and have a character set problem (shows in curses applications like aptitude). A screen session on a proper terminal works just fine. ...
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Using GNU Screen with 256 colors

I recentely installed GNU screen on a machine I ssh into. How do I get GNU screen to use 256 colors? So far, I've tried adding the following to my .screenrc: term screen-256color and attrcolor b ...
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Is there a terminal logout that does something like what GNU Screen does?

As most of you know GNU Screen is a nice tool that enables you to do something like: One other good use for the detach and reattach is as a console-mode "remote desktop" feature. You can detach ...
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Run a program with GNU screen and immediately detach after

I am trying to figure out how to write a script which would start program(s) in GNU Screen sessions(s) at system boot. I am trying this: #!/bin/bash screen -S test -d -m -X ...
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GNU screen hangs on the pandaboard [closed]

I've installed the headless 11.04 variant of Ubuntu on my pandaboard. Most things seem to work correctly, but when I launch screen bash seems to hang and I must kill it using ctrl-z kill %1 in order ...
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How do I copy text from the program “screen” to my clipboard?

I want to copy some text from screen to my clipboard. I know how to get into copy and paste mode in screen, but I want that text to go to my clipboard so I can paste it on the browser, for example. ...
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How can I have one screen session per user and set it as the login shell?

How can I set screen so it runs automatically any time a user logs in using a CLI interface? If there is already a screen session running for that user, I would like any new logins to attach to that ...
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How do I get Guake(terminal) to report the correct terminal?

I've been using Guake on my laptop and my desktop and everything has been fine until I recently bought a new HD and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I installed Guake and it works fine except for ...
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How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard?

I want to be able to copy and paste between Byobu and Firefox without having to use a mouse. I could write the copy buffer to a file and open that file with Gedit but I was wondering if there was a ...
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Why is Gnu Screen slow to scroll in a vertical split region? [closed]

On my Ubuntu, Gnu screen is very slow when scrolling in a vertically split region (the one you create with CTRL-A |. But Tmux doesn't have this problem. Why is this?
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How to disable window caption bar in GNU Screen?

I usually split my GNU Screen into four regions, and I don't really need the status bars for each of those windows. Is there an option to disable GNU Screen window status bars? I could only find ...