One advantage of screen is that it is a default package on most Unixy systems. Thus if you logged into a remote server you are more likely to have screen available for use than tmux.

This is why it is worth learning basics of screen.


  • Unlike on tmux a shell has to be spawned explicitly after splitting.

  • To do a vertical split - Ctrl+a | then Ctrl+TAB to go to the other

    split. Then as usual, use Ctrl+a c to create a window.

  • For a horizontal split use Ctrl+a S.

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