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Re: sending an arbitary command to a detached session

From: Sadrul Habib Chowdhury
Subject: Re: sending an arbitary command to a detached session
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:04:48 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Faheem Mitha had this to say on [12 Feb 2010, 08:22:25 -0500]:
> Hi,
>> From the screen documentation, it looks like something similar to the 
> following should work, but it doesn't. If it is not already clear from 
> the commands below, I want to send an arbitrary command to run in a 
> detached screen instance. Any recipe that works would be appreciated. 
> Please CC me on any reply.
>                                                       Regards, Faheem
> *********************************************************************
> # create detached foo screen instance
> address@hidden:~$ screen -dmS foo
> address@hidden:~$ screen -ls
> There is a screen on:
>       (02/12/2010 06:39:33 PM)        (Detached)
> 1 Socket in /var/run/screen/S-faheem.
> address@hidden:~$ screen -S foo -X emacs -nw somefile
> address@hidden:~$ screen -r foo
> # attaching to the foo screen session but nothing there

You can run screen-commands with 'X', and 'emacs' is not a screen
command! You would want something like the following instead:

        screen -S foo -X screen emacs -nw somefile


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