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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Run screen session in a screen session.


Hello i was kindly inquiring if it's possible to run a screen session in a screen session, i can start a screen session in another screen session, the problem comes in that the new screen takes over and there is no way i can come back to the primary screen session. So please if you know of any way i can switch back and forth i would really be grateful for your help.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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You may want to read the following article:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/screen-man...-terminal.html


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Hello i was kindly inquiring if it's possible to run a screen session in a screen session, i can start a screen session in another screen session, the problem comes in that the new screen takes over and there is no way i can come back to the primary screen session. So please if you know of any way i can switch back and forth i would really be grateful for your help.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the article, but i don't see any where it says how to run screen in screen, i can run screen and am well versed with it, but some times you connect to a server through an already started screen session and on that server there is a screen session you want to connect to, as soon as you connect to that screen on the new server, it's going to take over the keyboard and you'll not be able to come back to your original screen terminal. that's the kind of help i need.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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i can start a screen session in another screen session, the problem comes in that the new screen takes over and there is no way i can come back to the primary screen session.
It's been a while since I've done this, but I'm pretty sure it's the outer (or primary, as you called it) screen that gets the keystrokes first. You can use the meta command (C-a a by default) to send commands to the next innermost screen.
 
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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Thanks alot ntubski, C-a a worked out, infact if you want to go to the next window in the secondary screen you have to C-a a n.
 
  


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