You can use the Linux screen command to operate multiple shells from one terminal window on Linux. Below is the command to install screen on CentOS Linux.
- yum install screen
Using screen is easy. First SSH to your server as you normally would and before running any commands that may take awhile type “screen”. This will start a screen session which will allow you to either run commands in multiple screen windows or detach the screen, close your SSH connection, reconnect another SSH session, and reattach the screen session. Below are some useful screen commands.