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The screen utility provides a way to run a command on a Linux system, detach from it, and then reattach later. This is particularly handy if you have a long-running process that you want to keep running even after you log out and still have the ability to reattach to it later and/or from another location.  If is also useful if you have an unstable ssh login connection and allows you to reconnect to the same session if you get disconnected.

This is general information about using screen that applies to just about every Linux system, not just those in the School of Informatics and Computing.

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