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[screen-devel] [bug #39389] "screen -r" should optionally pick up X11 DI

From: Timothy Miller
Subject: [screen-devel] [bug #39389] "screen -r" should optionally pick up X11 DISPLAY variable from environment
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 01:36:02 +0000
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                 Summary: "screen -r" should optionally pick up X11 DISPLAY
variable from environment
                 Project: GNU Screen
            Submitted by: theosib
            Submitted on: Tue 02 Jul 2013 01:36:01 AM GMT
                Category: Feature Request
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: None
           Fixed Release: None
         Planned Release: None
           Work Required: None



This is apparently a common problem that lots of people complain about:  A
user reconnects to an old screen session, but they can't run X11 apps, because
the DISPLAY variable in the session is stale.  

I notice that gnu screen correctly picks up the terminal size, type, and
attributes from the environment.  So I don't see why the same can't be done
with the X11 DISPLAY variable.  (Although there perhaps should be a command
line option for screen to do this, in case the user really wants DISPLAY to be
something different.)


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