Screen help

Kerry Hoath kerry at
Mon Apr 1 02:23:15 EDT 2013

As far as I know you don't set screen as a login shell no idea what 
happens if you try that.

hitting control d an extra time never bothred me, one to exit screen and 
one to exit the login shell.

It's a small price for tty multiplexing.

control a DD is 3 keystrokes so that takes a few milliseconds longer I 

Nethack just changes the default messages so they resemble the game of 
nethack for example
You can not escape from window 0
Be careful! new screen tonight...

I find the screen -d -R setup works well for me it gives me a new screen 
if none exists and reattaches to a screen if one exists.

Regards, Kerry.

On 1/04/2013 1:20 PM, Tony Baechler wrote:
> On 3/31/2013 1:26 AM, Kerry Hoath wrote:
>> Control a DD will power-detach,
>> exit screen and kill the parent shell does that help?
> I'll try that, but that isn't what I want.  I just want to use ^D as 
> normal to log out.  I don't need to detach most of the time.
>> Having screen launch for every user in /etc/bash_profile might work 
>> but will
>> fail for anyone who ever needs an 8-bit clean terminal connection for 
>> sz or
>> kermit or rsync usage. You'll have to work around that for users that 
>> want
>> to rsync.
> I'm the only user here and I don't give out shell accounts on my local 
> machine, so I'm not worried about it.  I didn't have a problem with 
> rsync.
>> I set
>> screen -R
>> in my .bash_profile for each user I want screen loaded for.
>> To have screen create a new session if you don't have one or reattach 
>> to a
>> currently attached session
>> screen -d -R
> Yes, I'll try that.  That would reattach if a session is opened which 
> is what I want.
>> You might also want the following added to the system screenrc or 
>> your user
>> .screenrc
>> startup_message off
>> vbell off
>> nethack on
>> Okay the Nethack is just for a bit of fun.
> What does the nethack option do?  I have the other lines already 
> there.  I'm familiar with the nethack game and I think I saw the 
> option referenced somewhere, but I'm not sure what the point of it is.
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