Updated: screen-4.0.3-5

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epamail.epa.gov
Thu Jan 21 20:06:00 GMT 2010

A new version of screen is available in the Cygwin distribution.  This is a
Cygwin-only update.  The package has been rebuilt for Cygwin 1.7, and it
depends on the newer libncurses10 instead of libncurses9.  It's a minor
update that might help resolve a few problems people are having with

screen is a terminal multiplexer and window manager that runs several
separate 'screens' on a single physical character-based terminal.  Each
virtual terminal emulates a DEC VT100 plus several ANSI X3.64 and ISO 2022
functions.  You can create multiple windows with any programs in them, kill
the current window, switch between windows or copy text between them, view
a list of active windows, rename windows, view scrollback history, and
more.  You can detach your session and even log out if you wish; your
programs will keep running, and you can reattach later, maybe when logged
in from a different host.

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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