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Re: Script knowing if in screen / screen window correponding to tty

From: Jason White
Subject: Re: Script knowing if in screen / screen window correponding to tty
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 11:55:02 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/

On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 12:16PM -0400, Buddy Burden wrote:
>1) Is there a way for a script to tell whether it's running inside

  Check for the presence of the STY or WINDOW environment variable.

>2) Is there any way to know what screen window corresponds to a given

  Probably, but the answer isn't immediately obvious to me.

>I generally have so many screen windows open that it's easy for me
>to lose track of what's where.

  You might want to look at the 'shelltitle' screen option.  When 
properly set, it will change your window title to the name of the 
command currently invoked in that window.  For example: on my system 
when I do C-A w I see:

  0 tcsh  1* mutt  2 irc  3- tcsh  4 nano  5 ssh  30 zwgc

If you have more windows that will fit on the width of your screen, you 
might want to use the interactive version that will allow you to select
which window to switch to by binding a key to the 'window' command.
You can try it out by typing 'C-a : window', then return.


Jason White (address@hidden)
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