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Re: Recent problems with 'screen'

From: Alex Naumov
Subject: Re: Recent problems with 'screen'
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:29:12 +0100

Hi Eyal,

yes, unfortunately 4.5.0 is a unstable release. Sorry for that.
I will recommend to stay on  4.4.0.

Broken API and some other problems are fixed already in git and we're
going to release 4.5.1 in (about) 2 weeks.


On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 4:47 AM, Eyal Lebedinsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> I run fedora 24.
> A day ago I did a 'dnf update' and received a new screen
>         Package screen.x86_64 4.5.0-1.fc24 will be an upgrade
> Nothing worth noticing - or so I thought.
> The command arguments changed.
> I have scripts that use '-L' to enable logging.
>         ... -L -fn ...
> The new program takes the following argument as a logfile name.
> This is new, there used to be no such file name. This leads to an error
>         -L logfile name can not start with -
> Now I have to modify all of my scripts?
> I removed the '-L' (it was already included in a screenrc file).
> $ screen -c "/etc/screenrc-1" ...
>         logfile "/data/logs/screen.log"
>         log on
> No log created.
> I then added the '-L' to the end of the command line and it accepted it.
>         $ screen ... -L
> No log created.
> I then added the log file name too as in '-L "/data/logs/screen.log"'.
> A log was created, but it overwrote the (old log) rather than append to it.
> I should say that it all used to work just fine for a long while.
> Am I missing something or did things really change that much?
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> Eyal Lebedinsky (address@hidden)
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