Do you know this message: Connection reset by peer?
If yes, this post might be useful for your. I discovered screen in a forum. Screen helps you if you want to open several console applications (wget, compiler, editor, …) but you only have one terminal (e.g. one ssh connection).
But the main reason screen is useful is that you are able to close the terminal and come back later (even some days). This is really cool if you have some long running tasks and you want to shutdown your client, but you don’t want to exit the application on the server opened in your terminal. This will happen if you ‘normally’ close the terminal.
For more information:
- follow up post about screen
- search in the web ‘GNU screen help’
- ‘man screen’