Wednesday, 30 October 2019

How to Install Screen utility in CentOS 8



Screen utility allows running multi-tasking environment and keeping processes running in the background. By default, package is not available in CentOS distribution.

This article describes How to install Screen utility in CentOS 8 from EPEL Repository.

Step 1. Setup EPEL Repository: Follow the article How to configure EPEL repository on CentOS 8 using yum command on CentOS 8.

Step 2. Package Installation: The screen utility is available in CentOS 8 base repository, run the Following command to install the package using yum command:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# dnf install screen -y
……………….
Installed:
  screen-4.6.2-10.el8.x86_64

Complete!
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Step 3. Validate Installation: Run the following command to verify installation by checking screen version:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# screen --version
Screen version 4.06.02 (GNU) 23-Oct-17
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Done!!! Now the screen utility is available.

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