Originally Posted by TimStevens
sounds like it needs a windows manager..?
The "window" is simply your tty. Just play with it locally to get a feel for it.
Once you're logged in, start a screen with
Start your job(s)
Then detatch screen with ctrl-a, ctrl-d. You are free to log out.
When you log back in later, reattach to screen with
and you'll pick back up right where you left off. Awesome, huh? Screen is good stuff.
You can also use screen to mux two ttys together, so that two users can see the same thing. First user starts screen with `screen' as usual, the second user does `screen -x' to attach to the existing screen. Now, whatever one user types will appear on the other's tty. This is handy for interactively helping n00bs or for collaborative editting, etc.