First steps in Screen

Jurjen Bokma

April 2010


To start Screen for multi-user mode, the executable must be suid root and the WD has to have permission 755:

chmod +s $(which screen)
chmod 755 /var/lib/screen

To have a session together:

user1@host$ screen -s MySession
Ctrl A:multiuser on
Ctrl A:acladd user2
user2@host$ screen -x user1/MySession