On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 07:04:18PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote: > Thought I recently read something in the Handbook about being able to > switch screens easily using the pfkeys but didn't see the how of it. Today > learned the screen cmd following a tip from the fbds Diary but the > usefulness would be greatly enhanced with some quick way to go through the > screens. How hard is this effect to set up, either with or w/o screens? > Also I'm ssh'ing into my session in case that matters. The way I use screen:
- type 'screen' to start a new screen session - type 'ctrl-a c' to create a new screen tty - usually one screen for logfiles, one for top, one for trafshow, etc etc - to switch from one screen to another, type 'ctrl-a n' (to goto the next screen) or 'ctrl-a p' (to goto the previous screen). Note this only works when you're in a screen session - doesn't work if you're just in a normal tty/console/ssh session. - another nice way to choose which screen to jump to is to type: 'ctrl -a "' which gives you a list of current screens to scroll through with your arrow keys. You can also name the screens to make them more memorable when using this technique using 'ctrl-a A' - to 'detach' from screen type 'ctrl-a d' which will drop you back to the tty session you were originally in. - to 'reattach' to a screen session type 'screen -r (-d)' - the -d switch forces the reattachment, doing a 'detach' first if needed (ie if someone else is using that screen, they'll be detached first). Can't say I've ever really needed this since I only use screen on my box. All of this is in the manual for screen, have a look. There's also a good site for screen hosted by sven guckes which has some ok stuff on it: http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/~guckes/screen/ mmm which seems to be borked right now, hopefully by the time you read this it'll be fixed (I'll mail him now:=). -- Jez Hancock - System Administrator / PHP Developer http://munk.nu/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"