GNU’s Screen

Basic use of the unix command screen for mudding

To start a session within screen enter

screen <command to start client> i.e. ‘screen tf’ to start tinyfugue

To ‘detach’ the screen, ctrl-a then type ‘d’ directly after. This will give you the message:


This means that your client is still running and active and closing the window/SSH session will not close your game client

from there, typing ‘screen -r’ will reconnect you to your screen session if there is only one or tell you what screens are currently available:

There are several suitable screens on:
5450.pts-4.servername (Detached)
5526.pts-4.servername (Detached)

The first number is the process ID You can then ‘screen -r <process ID>’ to return to any of the sessions.


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