"GNU Screen provides virtual consoles in the same way your Window Manager provides virtual desktops. It allows you to run several shells and/or applications from a single session. Some of you will be thinking “but I can just fire up another XTerm” or “but Linux supports virtual consoles already”, but Screen can do a more than just virtual consoles – it supports detachment as well."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 19, 2004 )
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