The Simplest Way to Terminate a Unix Screen Session



This tutorial shows how to terminate a Unix screen session. This can be accomplished most of the time by calling the exist command; however, the command shared here is mostly useful for unresponsive sessions.

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In case you are interested in learning more about the Unix command screen, the video below is great

Terminate A Screen Session

Terminating a screen session is simple; you can simply use the command below:

$ screen -X -S [session # you want to kill] kill

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