How to attach a GNU screen session

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How to attach a GNU screen session

GNU screen attach

The scenario where I use screen the most, is when I need to run a long process in a remote server, like compiling something on Gentoo, downloading a lot of files, rsyncing, etc.

I can open a ssh session and run the command, but in that case I need to leave my local computer on, and there is the risk that for some reason the session could terminate and in that case the running application will also be terminated.

So, what I do in those scenarios is, to open a screen session, and run the application in there, then I just turn my local PC off, and I can come back some hours later to check how is everything.

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