Running an irssi Client in a detached Screen Session inside a shell.

Posted: November 10, 2010 in computing, Debian, FOSS, Systems/Network Administration

These are the steps to run an irssi client in a detached screen session.

a) Log into your shell account
b) Run screen
c) Run irssi
d) To detach the session use Cntrl + A and then D

[detached from 3526.pts-5.wisdom]

e) Once the session is detached, you may log out of your shell.
f) Now log back into your shell account.
g) Type the ‘screen -ls’ . This will show you screen sessions currently in use.

obadiah@wisdom:~$ screen -ls
There is a screen on:
3526.pts-5.wisdom (11/10/2010 08:40:46 AM) (Detached)
1 Socket in /var/run/screen/S-obadiah.

h) To reattach type the ‘screen -x’ command.


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