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System Name: screen
Name: GNU Screen
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This project is part of the GNU Project.

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of the DEC VT100 terminal and, in addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.64 (ISO 6429) and ISO 2022 standards (e.g., insert/delete line and support for multiple character sets). There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows the user to move text regions between windows. When screen is called, it creates a single window with a shell in it (or the specified command) and then gets out of your way so that you can use the program as you normally would. Then, at any time, you can create new (full-screen) windows with other programs in them (including more shells), kill the current window, view a list of the active windows, turn output logging on and off, copy text between windows, view the scrollback history, switch between windows, etc. All windows run their programs completely independent of each other. Programs continue to run when their window is currently not visible and even when the whole screen session is detached from the users terminal.

The screen package comes with a reference manual in nroff and texinfo format. An excellent wiki about screen (including tutorials) is at http://aperiodic.net/screen/

Registration Date: Tue 01 Apr 2003 04:43:59 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 6 - Mature

 

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GNU Screen v.4.6.1
     posted by amade, Mon 10 Jul 2017 07:45:46 PM UTC - 0 replies

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.6.1

This is a bugfix release:
* Fixes:
- problems with starting session in some cases
- parallel make install
- segfault when querying info on nonUTF locale

Release is available for download at:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/screen/
or your closest mirror (may have some delay)
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/screen/

Please report any bugs or regressions.

GNU Screen v.4.6.0
     posted by amade, Wed 28 Jun 2017 07:01:57 PM UTC - 0 replies

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.6.0

Changes:
* Update Unicode wide tables to 9.0
* Support more serial speeds
* Improved namespaces support
* Migrate from fifos to sockets
* Start viewing scrollback at first line of output

Release is available for download at:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/screen/
or your closest mirror (may have some delay)
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/screen/

Please report any bugs or regressions.

GNU Screen v.4.5.1
     posted by anaumov, Sun 26 Feb 2017 09:17:48 PM UTC - 0 replies

I'm glad to announce that the new version of GNU Screen (4.5.1) has been released today!

4.5.1 is a bugfix/security release.
We fixed few crashes and, of course, problem with privilege escalation.
We also changed behavior of '-L' option: now you can set new logfile name using '-Logfile' option and '-L' just tells screen to turn on logging. ...


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GNU Screen v.4.5.0
     posted by anaumov, Tue 17 Jan 2017 08:46:37 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU Screen v4.5.0 is now available.

The 4.5.0 release is mostly a bugfix release:
-> broken handling of "bind u digraph U+" (bug #48691)
-> crash with long $TERM (bug #48983)
-> crash when bumping blank window ...


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