• open a session with name: screen -S <session_name>
  • list sessions: screen -ls
  • resume detached session: screen -r <session_name>

Recover a ’lost’ Screen Session

If your remote connection crashed while you had an open screen session you have to detach it before you can reconnect. You do it this way:

Reattach a session and if necessary detach it first.

screen -rd <session_name>

Rename a session

To rename a session do:

  1. Attach to the session in question
  2. Press ctrl + a
  3. Type :sessionname <your_session_name> – yes, the first colon is needed there, no extra spaces
  4. Type enter
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