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System Name: screen
Name: GNU Screen
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This software 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.4.9.1
     posted by anaumov, Thu 17 Aug 2023 02:24:10 PM UTC

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.9.1

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

This release:

  • Support stop/parity bits on serial port
[...]
GNU Screen v.4.9.0
     posted by anaumov, Tue 01 Feb 2022 04:21:34 PM UTC

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.9.0

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a
physical terminal between several processes, typically
interactive shells.

New in this release:
  * Hardstatus option for used encoding (escape string '%e') [...]

GNU Screen v.4.8.0
     posted by amade, Wed 05 Feb 2020 08:48:18 PM UTC

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.8.0

Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical
terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

This release
  * Improves startup time by only polling for already open files to [...]

GNU Screen v.4.7.0
     posted by amade, Tue 01 Oct 2019 10:47:49 PM UTC

I'm announcing availability of GNU Screen v.4.7.0

This release
  * Adds support for SGR (1006) mouse mode
  * Adds support for OSC 11
  * Updates Unicode ambiguous and wide tables to 12.1.0
  * Fixes:
  - cross-compilation support (bug #43223)
  - a lot of manpage fixes and cleanups

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

Please report any bugs or regressions.

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