Is there an X Windows GNU screen equivalent?
December 31, 2007 2:29 PM Subscribe
Linux filter: Is there an equivalent to GNU screen for X Windows?
posted by Kemayo to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I want to be able to leave a program running on a server at home, "attach" to it from a remote computer with X (probably Xming) to use that program, then "detach" while leaving it running.
I can do this with linux console applications using GNU screen, but Google has not turned up a way to do this with X applications. It's possible that this is because I don't know the correct terminology to search for -- "screen" is not a useful keyword when searching with other GUI words.
VNC would work, but would not be ideal -- I like using an X server so the remote applications can coexist easily with my local applications.