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Screen is a virtual terminal app, similar to VNC or Remote Desktop, but for terminals.

Basic Screen Commands

Try running these in order

screen - starts a new screen session

Ctrl-A d - detaches from your current screen session

screen -ls - see all your screen sessions

screen -r - reattach to your detached session

Slightly more Advanced Commands

From inside a Screen session

Ctrl-A c - creates another virtual terminal

Ctrl-A Space - Move between virtual terminals inside screen

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