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Re: Session name in status line

From: Alexander Steinert
Subject: Re: Session name in status line
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:29:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Frank Blendinger, Wed 2009-03-11 01:53 CET:
> Hi,
> I want to see the name of the session in my caption. As there is no
> predefined string escape, I tried this:
>     backtick 1 0 0 echo $STY
>     caption always "...%1`..."
> but the environment variable STY is not set when the backtick command is
> executed.
> How could I get the session name otherwise?

Since $STY is not set yet when screen sources .screenrc, you can use
this trick in your .screenrc:

screen $SHELL -c 'screen -X caption always "$STY"'

I.e. send a screen command to the first window.


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