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Start screen in detached mode

Terminal - Start screen in detached mode
screen -d -m [<command>]
2009-04-28 12:35:25
User: cammarin
Functions: screen
Start screen in detached mode

Start screen in detached mode, i.e., already running on background. The command is optional, but what is the purpose on start a blank screen process that way?

It's useful when invoking from a script (I manage to run many wget downloads in parallel, for example).


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Comment by battavia 311 weeks and 6 days ago

you can use wget as a background process with the -b flag

I can imagine that this might be helpful if you wanted to script screen to launch on load with a number of windows already open, but for the most cases, I suspect this is of limited use.

Comment by tychoish 311 weeks and 5 days ago

I know the -b flag for wget, but I prefer screen to monitoring the progress since I use a script to connect to all of them.

Comment by cammarin 311 weeks and 5 days ago

Useful to start a program via ssh and disconnect from the server.

Comment by frans 279 weeks and 2 days ago

Is there a way to connect a terminal directly to a distant server's sreen ?

i've try this :

ssh user@serverip "screen -x screenname"

but it does not work

Comment by courtjus 212 weeks and 3 days ago

I can send commands to a serial port when detached after opened in terminal but, this way its not fully initiated to begin with.

Is there a way to achieve this without opening terminal?

Thank you all. ...lovely community

Comment by yagoa 126 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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