Subject: Re: OT: Screen escape character
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/27/2002 10:52:47
Andrew Brown <>  wrote:
 > >I`m very tired of using C-a in screen to enter it`s functions,
 > >mainly because I heavily use C-a to go to the beginning of the
 > >line. Which key do you use?
 > >
 > >Also, I`ve been thinking about using the left windows key of
 > >the keyboard as to act as the escape key (the C-a). Would it be
 > >possible? (I guess I`ll have to modify the keymap)
 > >
 > >Thanks!
 > i use control-o.  i went over the keyboard and decided that i use the
 > other 25 control characters either in emacs or at my shell prompt.

Funny. I struggled with this when designing the Weasel (

What attention character do I want to use that I never use anywhere. I
decided on c-s-6.  turns out Cisco IOS uses that as an interrupt character
and I knew that but just wasn't thinking.

you can't win.