Screen is a text console window manager that generates virtual terminals (PTYs) for interactive processes. A scrollback history buffer allows copy&paste, a detach feature saves your session for later reconnect.
Byobu is a Japanese term for decorative, multi-panel screens that serve as folding room dividers. As an open source project, Byobu is an elegant enhancement of the otherwise functional, plain, practical GNU Screen. Byobu includes an enhanced profile and configuration utilities for the GNU screen
... [More] window manager, such as toggle-able system status notifications. [Less]
dtach is a tiny program that emulates the detach feature of screen, allowing you to run a program in an environment that is protected from the controlling terminal and attach to it later. dtach does not keep track of the contents of the screen, and thus works best with programs that know how to
... [More] redraw themselves.
dtach does not, however, have the other features of screen, such as its support of multiple terminals or its terminal emulation support. This makes dtach extremely tiny compared to screen, making it more easily audited for bugs and security holes, and also allows it to fit in environments where space is limited, such as on rescue disks. [Less]
neercs is a work-in-progress libcaca project.
Like GNU screen, it allows you to detach a session from a terminal, but provides unique features:
* Grabbing a process that you forgot to start inside neercs
* Great screensaver
* 3D rotating cube to switch between full screen terms
* Real time
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* Special effects when closing a window
* Various window layouts... [Less]
This program can start processes inside a pseudo-terminal, which can be accessed through a Unix socket, TCP or even raw ethernet (using the ethernet protocol 0xCACA). The programs can be linked to the current terminal, or they can be unlinked like in nohup. But even in this latter case you can
... [More] connect to them using the mentioned protocols. [Less]