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:
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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