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Re: Bigger annoyance with locking.

From: Trent W. Buck
Subject: Re: Bigger annoyance with locking.
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:30:57 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Micah Cowan <address@hidden> writes:

> Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> According to the manpage, screen calls /bin/lock or whatnot -- there's
>> no way through .screenrc to change this (why?)...and yet the output of a
>> locked screen looks significantly different from when I use lock alone.
> It uses whatever's in $LOCKPRG. Looking at the current code, it seems
> the message about /usr/bin/lock and /usr/local/lck is outdated: screen
> appears to always use the builtin when $LOCKPRG isn't specified (this
> may be due to known bugs in common lock implementations?). Anyway, make
> sure $LOCKPRG is set appropriately in the foreground screen's environment.

Are there any lurkers on the list that would care to chime in with
useful examples on how they use LOCKPRG?

A while back, what I wanted was the ability to blank the screen after
two minutes of inactivity, and then *lock* the screen after a further
sixty seconds.  This would allow me to have auto-locking with a short
timeout, without the annoyance of having to type my password if I look
away -- because if I see the screen blank, I just tap a key to prevent
it locking.

Another problem I currently have with the built-in locker is that it
prompts for my login password, even though I have a null login
password.  So it doesn't matter what I type for the first password
prompt, it always accepts it.

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