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Re: query shell environment or hardstatus in other windows

From: Kevin Van Workum
Subject: Re: query shell environment or hardstatus in other windows
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:51:56 -0400

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Jostein Berntsen <address@hidden> wrote:
On 18.08.11,10:36, Kevin Van Workum wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to query the values of environment variable that are set in the
> shells of other window in my screen session. For example, I would like to
> know the value of $HOSTNAME in window 0 while in window 1.
> Really, all I want is HOSTNAME, USER, and PWD which are all displayed on my
> hardstatus line. So if I could just get the hardstatus line for each window,
> that would be fine. The idea would be to create a screen-aware scp command
> to copy files from one location to another.

This should work:

:eval "at 0" "echo '$HOSTNAME $USER $PWD'"

No, that just evaluates the variables in screen's environment. I want the variables in the operating shell of a given window, or just the status line of a window.


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