Saturday, June 11, 2011

Changing GNU Screen's Escape Sequence

It seems kind of dumb to me for several different programs to have the same escape sequence. Ever tried to use minicom in a screen session? Or try to go to beginning of line in bash? Not fun.

You have to modify your .screenrc file to have the following line:

escape escapekey metakey

I changed mine to C-` (backtick). So my escape line looks like this:
escape ^``

I got the information from here:

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