What ever you want.
my machine = MyMachine
server = Server
There is a file on the Server i want do download to MyMachine but my sister want's to use the computer right away, and I'm not giving her my account privileges, which means i'll have to log off so she logs on. What do I do?
I log in as usuall. And then:
$ wget Server/me/wants/this/file &
$ ctrl-a ctrl-d
screen is now detached and within that screen there is a wget downloading the file I want.
And when I come back (when my sis finishes her work) I log in again and run:
and screen reataches .. I'm right there where I left my work.