Installing Screen on Synology

Home page for screen

To install on synology you need to have ipkg installed. Mine is located in /opt/bin.

sudo /opt/bin/ipkg install screen

If you just run /opt/bin/screen you will get a terminal error as you may not have a termcap entry. For me the fix was:

TERM=xterm-color /opt/bin/screen

Screen commands:

  • Ctrl-a Ctrl-d  = detach from screen
  • screen -r = re-attach to screen
  • Ctrl-a Ctrl-\ = kill session and terminate

Loads more command on the above screen page

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