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Re: screen as a login shell -- problems with scp

From: Joe Zbiciak
Subject: Re: screen as a login shell -- problems with scp
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:08:53 -0700 (PDT)

Hmmmm... I know rcp works by issuing commands to the
remote shell.  (That's why it can get confused by output in
your login scripts.)

Could it be that scp also invokes your login shell to 
do its bidding, and so having screen as your login shell
is a Bad Idea?

Seems like it'd be a Bad Idea for other reasons, too, such
as when you try to shell out of an app such as 'vi'.
A much better idea would be to add, at the end of your
.login (or equivalent) a test for an interactive session,
and then "exec screen".  That way, only login shells 
that are interactive sessions auto-invoke screen.


--- Derek Carter <address@hidden> wrote:

> Derek Carter wrote:
> <snip>
> > $ scp /etc/passwd address@hidden:
> > Must be connected to a terminal.
> > $
> >   
> guess I'd better clarify... this is scp'ing to the host
> where my default 
> login shell is screen.
> -- 
> derek
> _______________________________________________
> screen-users mailing list
> address@hidden

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