Setting Up Screen

General Information

This guide is about a utility that is called Screen. adidas pas cher nike free trainer adidas messi basket nike air max 1 new balance france asics chaussures It’s in the ports collection of FreeBSD and it lets you setup a virtual Shell enviroment which you can connect and reconnect to even when you where totally disconnected or turned off the client PC.

I use it a lot for compiling and for programs I cannot fork to the background on remote systems.


  1. Up to date ports collection.
  2. root rights or sudo rights.


First we are going to install the screen utility.

 # /usr/ports/sysutils/screen/make install distclean 


When the compiling is done we can start the program with the following statement

 # screen -mS  

Now you are automatically connected to the inside of the screen program. nike air max command soldes adidas superstar pas cher asics gel lyte 5 asics chaussures air jordan 14 retro timberland femme We can start any program just like a normal shell.

 # top 

to leave the screen press the following keys “CTRL+A” let go of the keys and then press the “d” key.

Now you see the words screen detached, asics gel kinsei chaussure timberland pas cher Asics 2017 adidas stan smith pas cher adidas superstar you are back in your own console space. ugg boots bailey bottes ugg timberland femme adidas ultra boost nike internationalist ugg boots bailey bow You can disconnect the server or continue working on something else.

When you want to check/close the screen you can do the following command.

 # screen -ls 

Now you can see a list of active virtual consoles that are running.

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