[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Screen support (was: Next d-i alpha release: late June)

On Aug 15, 2016, at 3:03 AM, Philip Hands <phil@hands.com> wrote:

> Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> writes:
>> On Aug 14, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
>>> Also, I'm not sure whether we have any input methods which might be
>>> confused by ^A being “eaten” by screen. Does anyone know?
>> Yes… That’s a problem if you’re used to using “screen” as a terminal
>> emulator to access the serial port on the target machine.  When
>> testing this, I had to use “cu” to connect to the serial port of my
>> SheevaPlug for this reason.  Normally, I use screen for that.  It woke
>> that way, incidentally, so it’s not a show-stopper, just worth
>> mentioning.
> You don't actually need to resort to cu in that case, since you can
> type ``Ctrl-A a'' to send a Ctrl-A to the remote end.
> If you find that too cumbersome, you can redefine screen's escape
> character, either on the command line (-e) or with the escape command
> via screen's command line mode (entered via Ctrl-A :), at which point
> you can issue, e.g.:
>   escape ^Bb
> which defines the control character to be Ctrl-B instead (as used by
> tmux, which I greatly prefer because my fingers are used to being able
> to use Ctrl-A for jumping to the start of the line)
> If you wanted to make that change at the remote end, you'd use:
>   Ctrl-A a :
> to get to the remote screen's command line, instead.
>> Rick
> Cheers, Phil.

Thanks, Phil.  What you say is, of course, true.  My comment was just a warning that the casual/naive user who uses screen as her default terminal emulator may not be prepared to handle a screen-within-screen scenario.

Enjoy! Rick

Reply to: