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Re: Locking screen

From: Will Maier
Subject: Re: Locking screen
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 21:43:13 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 08:25:01PM -0400, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> It was my assumption that the "password" is not called on an unlock, just 
> on a reattach.  Is there a way to have it use a single password?  (I don't 
> care if there are two different passwords, one for unlock and one for 
> reattach).

It seems that screen considers these events one and the same -- the manual on

"Meanwhile processes in the windows may continue, as the windows are in the
`detached' state."

A locked screen is, essentially, a detached screen, hence the double prompt.
That said, could you not write/modify a screen locker to read the crypted
password in your screenrc (instead of /etc/passwd)? This would mean one password
(although there still would be two prompts).

Will Maier

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