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Re: Caption string: Escape status

From: Sadrul Habib Chowdhury
Subject: Re: Caption string: Escape status
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:02:51 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Ben Love had this to say on [21 Jan 2010, 13:24:15 -0500]:
> I'm looking for a way to have a visual cue (preferrably in the status
> line) to know when the escape sequence (C-a) has been pressed.  This
> would be particularly useful when nesting screen sessions.  I've
> looked through the man page for the string escapes sequences but
> haven't found anything that does something similar.
> I've considered creating a patch to add a new string escape sequence
> that would return the state of the escape (similar in function to %F).
> But first I wanted to make sure that this wasn't already possible
> through some other means.

The patch in #27713 might work for this (I haven't tried it). I don't
believe there is any other way/trick.

For nesting screen sessions, I think a better solution is to just use
different escape keys. Are there other use-cases where such notification
can be useful? (as I have stated before, I am trying to avoid adding
kludge to hardstatus/caption unless there's a compelling enough reason
to do so).


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