Allows multiple terminal sessions, and reconnecting to disconnected sessions. It can be very useful for those awful situations where you need to keep using some remote program but your dialup or internet connection is flaky and you keep getting thrown out.
It's also handy if you need to deliberately disconnect roughly while leaving your tasks ready to resume when you get back to them.
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