Every once in a while you need to keep an application running in an SSH session after you logout.
To be able to logout and log back in later, you’ll need to install an application called “screen”.
To install screen on Ubuntu/Debian type
apt-get install screen in the terminal.
To use screen:
- Start the application by using the command:
- Get the application running how you want it to run and then type
CTRL + A + Dto return to the terminal
- Now you can do whatever else you need to in terminal or logout of SSH while your application runs in the background
- To get back to your application, simply log back in via SSH or open terminal again and type
screen -rand your session will come back up