I created a screen “myscreen” in linux and it stopped responding abruptly. I closed the terminal and tried to reopen it. “screen -ls” shows that the screen is Attached. I tried the following commands but nothing responds.
screen -r myscreen screen -D myscreen screen -D -RR myscreen screen -X -S myscreen quit
Any help to reattach to the screen or to kill the screen is very much appreciated.
screen -X -S SCREENID kill
alternatively, you can use the following command
screen -S SCREENNAME -p 0 -X quit
You can view the list of the screen sessions by executing
This worked for me very well. Get the screen id via:
then kill the screen:
kill -9 <screenID>
it now becomes a dead screen,
then wipe it out with:
Create screen from Terminal:
screen -S <screen_name>
To see list of screens:
<screen -ls> or <screen -list>
To go to particular screen:
<screen -x screen_name> <screen -r screen_name>
To Terminate screen:
give ctrl+d screen will get terminated
To Detach screen:
give <ctrl+ad>or <screen -d >screen will get detached
To reattach screen:
screen -x <screen_name> or screen -r <screen_name>
To kill a screen from Terminal:
<screen -X -S screen_name quit>
<screen -X -S screen_name kill>
You can use screen_name or process_id to execute commands.
Suppose your screen id has a pattern. Then you can use the following code to kill all the attached screen at once.
result=$(screen -ls | grep 'pattern_of_screen_id' -o) for i in $result; do `screen -X -S $i quit`; done
i usually don’t name my screen instances, so this might not be useful, but did you try
screen -r without the ‘myscreen’ part? usually for me,
screen -r will show the PIDs of each screen then i can reattach with
screen -d -r <PID>
You could create a function to kill all existing sessions. take a look at Kill all detached screen sessions
to list all active sessions use
when listed, select with your mouse the session you are interested in and paste it. like this
For result find: Click Here
Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows the user to move text regions between windows.