Hide

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.


If you have a new feature suggestion or find a bug, please get in touch via http://commandlinefu.uservoice.com/

Get involved!

You can sign-in using OpenID credentials, or register a traditional username and password.

First-time OpenID users will be automatically assigned a username which can be changed after signing in.

Hide

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for:

Hide

News

2011-03-12 - Confoo 2011 presentation
Slides are available from the commandlinefu presentation at Confoo 2011: http://presentations.codeinthehole.com/confoo2011/
2011-01-04 - Moderation now required for new commands
To try and put and end to the spamming, new commands require moderation before they will appear on the site.
2010-12-27 - Apologies for not banning the trolls sooner
Have been away from the interwebs over Christmas. Will be more vigilant henceforth.
2010-09-24 - OAuth and pagination problems fixed
Apologies for the delay in getting Twitter's OAuth supported. Annoying pagination gremlin also fixed.
Hide

Tags

Hide

Functions

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
16
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).

Alternatives

There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

useful

Comment by battavia 286 weeks and 3 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 286 weeks and 2 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 286 weeks and 2 days ago

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

Comment by frans 253 weeks and 6 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 187 weeks 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 100 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

You must be signed in to comment.

Related sites and podcasts