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new terminal window?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 17, '02 10:27:57AM

The advantage of using screen over simply opening a new terminal window is that you retain all the input/output interactivity that may have taken place. If you start a long running task in the background, log out, and then log back in after some time (say a few hours) with a new terminal window, you would've lost any output the long-running task might have generated while you were logged out.

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