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Re: Can not send command to screen with -X flag

From: Phil!Gregory
Subject: Re: Can not send command to screen with -X flag
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 13:53:43 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/

* Mario Ohnewald <address@hidden> [2004-03-31 17:20 +0200]:
>   screen -S name -X stuff "command^M"
> How will i have to start screen in order to send commands to it?

The solution is in how you send the commands.  You need to use the -p

  $ screen -S name -p 0 -X stuff "command^M"

The problem is that without a qualifier -X sends its commands to the
current window.  If you've created a session detached, there is no
"current window" until you connect, so you need to specify a destination.

Playing with things shows that running 'screen -X select 0' beforehand
doesn't work; until you attach and detach, it looks like you'll need to
explicitly specify the destination window.

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