Put a password on your screen session

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You can “protect” the access to a screen session. Don’t use your usual password, as the method used is pretty weak (standard DES)

Open a screen session :

$ screen

Inside the session press “ctrl + a” then type “:password”

If successfully set, you should see [ Password moved into copybuffer ] in the lower left corner of the terminal.

Now you can detach by pressing “ctrl + a” then type “d” Reattach with “screen -r” from the prompt.

You should be prompted for the session password.




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