Screen terminal multiplexer
This document is a short note on how to monitor what's happening on the console.
Make it autostart
Lets edit /etc/profile and add the following code to it:
if [ -n "$PS1" ] && [ -z "$STARTED_SCREEN" ] && [ -z "$SSH_TTY" ]; then STARTED_SCREEN=1 ; export STARTED_SCREEN screen -RR && exit 0 echo "Screen failed! continuing with normal bash startup" fi
Not only the console...
The above example holds the if-statement:
&& [ -z "$SSH_TTY" ]
This statement sees to that no ssh-sessions is forced into a screen.
In case you want ssh-sessions to be forced into a screen, this option can be omitted.
Check for available sessions
To check what available screen-sessions are available:
You might get a list that looks like this:
There are screens on: 11151.pts-1.mhlab01 (Attached) 11131.pts-3.mhlab01 (Attached) 2 Sockets in /var/run/screen/S-root.
Attach to a session
Lets say you want to attach to a existing session (e.g. the above "11131.pts-3.mhlab01" session).
screen -x pts-3
'screen' has various options/commands.
When your inside a 'screen'-session you can:
(Don't hold CTRL when entering '?')