Managing sessions

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Managing Sessions

  • login - prompts the user for username and password.
  • nohup - Prevents programs from getting killed on logout.
  • rlogin - enables you to establish a user session on another computer connected to the LAN. Deprecated, safety-hazard. Use ssh instead.
  • screen - Terminal multiplexer. This is somewhat like a virtual terminal, only much more powerful.
  • shutdown - Shuts down the system.
  • startx - This shell script, enables you to start a X session.
  • tty - Displays the number of the terminal device that is currently in use.
  • xdm, kdm, gdm - Starting the X (KDE, Gnome) Display Manager
  • xterm - Starts the xterm terminal emulation program. requires the X window system.

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