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Re: screen -X command examples

From: Juergen Weigert
Subject: Re: screen -X command examples
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:19:50 +0200
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On Jun 13, 07 14:13:47 -0400, Andy Harrison wrote:
> On 6/13/07, Dan Burt  wrote:
> >i only need to send one keystroke to the session - "s" to throttle, and "x"
> >to remove the throttle.

        screen -S sessionname -X stuff s
        screen -S sessionname -X stuff x
should do the trick.
If you also need to send a newline character, see below.

> I used to have trouble with something similar.  I don't remember the
> nuts and bolts off the top of my head, but the man page should get you
> there.  What I did was to rig up my .screenrc file so that it had a
> command to read a text file into one of the paste buffers, then when I
> wanted to use it, I just simply played that paste buffer and it did
> exactly what I wanted.
> I believe the specific issue was that I couldn't get screen to use the
> 'stuff' command with a carriage return, so that's why I went the paste
> buffer route.

Ouch. Screen does not apply its input parser when doing -X commands.
But bash can include a literal carriage return in a command like this:

screen -S sessionname -X stuff $'s\n'


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