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Re: Setting an escape character on the command line

From: Michael Schroeder
Subject: Re: Setting an escape character on the command line
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:15:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 05:45:38PM -0500, Will Maier wrote:
> The escape characters set for the nested screens work -- sort of. Pressing
> CTRL-\ *does* allow me to go to the previous/next window, etc as normal.
> However, the key sequence I use to go to the most recent region (not just
> next/previous, but most recently visited) doesn't work unless I reset the 
> escape
> character (:escape ^\\\). The key sequence (CTRL-\,CTRL-\) works after setting
> the escape sequence from within screen, but not when it's set on the command
> line. I've also only experienced this behavior with the backslash character --
> other strings (like ^Ee) behave as I'd expect them to.

You probably have

    bind ^\
    bind \\

somewhere in your (or the system's) screenrc file. Our example
file contains this line because the default binding of the keys
was to quit screen and so many users complained about killing
their precious session by mistake.


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