Subject: Re: OT: Screen escape character
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Rob Windsor <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/27/2002 13:09:50
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 20:02:52 +0100, verily did Lubomir Sedlacik write:

>> 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?

> you can still use it. just add another 'a' -> 'C-a a' under screen is
> the same as 'C-a' in shell.  same with nested screens, the deeper in
> screens, the more keys need to press.  e.g. if you have two screens, the
> first use 'C-a' as escape and the second one (started from the first)
> uses 'C-a a', thus 'jump to the beginning of the line' will be 'C-a a a'

I think Julio's point is that "C-a a" is a royal PITA for a commonly-used 
movement sequence.

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