try this ...
open a terminal and type screen
The title bar will change to read [screen 0: bash]
type Ctrl + A then c
the title bar will change to read [screen 1: bash]
run ls -Rl /
when that is running type Ctrl + A then 0 (zero)
You will change back to the screen 0 window
Now type Ctrl + A then d
You will detach from the screen session and the title bar will return to normal.
You can shut the terminal now and log out, but not shut down, obviously.
When you open a new terminal, type screen -r and you go back to the session you started earlier.
To kill screen, just type exit until you have closed all the screen sessions.
Last edited by smoker; 11-25-2010 at 11:59 AM.