Two Things. I'm trying to setup multiple server applications on Ubuntu With Terminal using SSH.

  1. I need to be able to use some form of login to the applications VNC, (having trouble with) SSH GREAT, but even if I close the connection I cannot connect back to the server Terminal application. So how do I access the Terminals from a re-login with SSH? (or any other suggestions)
  2. How do I run multiple terminals on a single SSH connection?

In conclusion, I want to use SSH (or some other thing) to connect to multiple Terminal applications (already running) to have Console access for the servers or file management.


Use a terminal multiplexer.

A good one to use that's easy to learn is screen. You can get it by:

sudo apt-get install screen

To create a new screen session:

screen -S somename

This will spawn a new session with your default shell. To detach, press ctrl+a followed by d.

To list current screen sessions:

screen -ls

To re-attach to a detached session:

screen -r somename

To create a "multi-user" screen session so that more than one person can view and type in the session:

screen -m -S shared

To join a multi-user session:

screen -X shared

To terminate a screen a session, you can either:

kill PID (found with screen -ls)

or while the screen is attached ctrl+d

  • Does Screen allow you to run multiple Terminals disconnect from them, and come back and access all of them again? Thanks, Landon – Landon Jan 29 '16 at 6:22
  • That's exactly what it is designed for! Create a screen session, start working, detach, log-off, log back in, reattach, continue working. – user323419 Jan 29 '16 at 6:23
  • Great, I'll try that. – Landon Jan 29 '16 at 6:38
  • Remember, if this answer helped you, you can click the grey "checkmark" next to this answer to make it green, meaning "Yes! This solved my problem!" – user323419 Jan 30 '16 at 3:03

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