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Old 08-06-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question Console multitasking?

Is there some kind of multiple workspace thing in the linux console? I'm not using any kind of GUI and I connect via SSH to a computer.

I was wondering if I can switch to another console or something while working on something else in another without having to open up multiple ssh connections. I don't need to be under different user names. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about. I remember reading about it, it was something like pressing ctrl and the f keys, but I don't remember.

I'm new to linux and getting around fairly well. Sorry if this question has already been answered or is really stupid.
Old 08-06-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
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yes there is but its difficult to set up.. i think its called "screen". im sorry if im not that hewlpful, i only tried it once (in trustix) try this link:

ther you will find many "screens" in rpm format and other formats...

i think it will be helpful if you complete your profile.. cheers!!
Old 08-06-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it Although I think the way I saw was a little easier, I'll read up on your method and see how it goes.
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screen is exactly what you need
Old 08-06-2004, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the confirmation. I'm going to give it a try once I get yum working which I posted about in the software forum. I appreciate the advice from you guys


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