Start screen in detached mode

screen -d -m [<command>]
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).

By: o6291408
2009-04-28 12:35:25

What Others Think

battavia · 664 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.
tychoish · 664 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.
o6291408 · 664 weeks and 2 days ago
Useful to start a program via ssh and disconnect from the server.
frans · 631 weeks and 5 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
courtjus · 565 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
yagoa · 478 weeks and 4 days ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 6 days ago

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