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Re: control

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: control
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:03:12 -0800
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(sorry, accidentally hit "Reply" instead of "Reply All")

Micah Cowan wrote:
> broz wrote:
>> Hi,
>>      i have a question about gnuscreen which I think is great btw. I
>> may have a hard time conveying what I want to know, but here goes:
>> I currently use nano as my editor (within gnuscreen of course). I can
>> have multiple files open in it, and can switch to the next one with the
>> M-. (or M-<) key. Is there some way to have screen send that key as
>> a control, not as text? I tried register-process escaping but can't get
>> the hang of it...
> I'm having trouble what you're asking. In terminals, virtually
> _everything_ is text: controls certainly are. The only things that can
> be done that aren't some variety of "sending text" are changing the stty
> values, and sending SIGWINCH to inform an app that the window size has
> changed.
> Perhaps you should explain what screen is currently doing that you don't
> want it to do?
> In terminals, M-. is either sent as the escape character (ESC) followed
> by a period, or else by sending the period character but with its
> highest bit set instead of unset (0xAE instead of 0x2E). Hardly anyone
> does that anymore, though, because it interferes with character
> encodings, so ESC . is the norm.
> That's what your terminal would generally send to nano, with or without
> screen. Is something else going on?

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Micah J. Cowan
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