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Screen in Unix/Linux

Ever since I’ve been using the servers more often to write and run code, I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears open for new, cool, and better tools to make programming and work on the command-line environment easier. Recently, the screen command has been thrown around in conversation so I thought it’d be a good idea to check it out. It turns out to be a very helpful and powerful tool when doing multiple things at once as it lets you open multiple windows or “screens” in a single session. You can dedicate each screen to a specific task, e.g. running a Java application on one screen and while editing a Perl script in another. Here’s a tutorial link I found that helped me learn a little bit more about screen.