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RE: screen pid in hardstatus

From: Kit Gerrits
Subject: RE: screen pid in hardstatus
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:11:25 +0100

Hello Todd,

Have you tried naming your screen sessions using 'screen -S <sessionname>' ?

AFAIK, it only works at creation time, but regular usage makes it very

I've grown accustomed to creating a new screen session for each task.
That way, I can always reconnect to the session I want.

The only method I know to find out which unnamed screen is which is by using
'pstree -p'

address@hidden ~]$ screen -ls
There are screens on:
        2097.rtorrent   (Detached)
        2867.archief    (Detached)
2 Sockets in /var/run/screen/S-kit.

address@hidden ~]$ pstree -p 2097



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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:13:41 -0700
From: Todd Freed <address@hidden>
Subject: screen pid in hardstatus
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Screen Users,

Something that comes up for me from time to time is I want to attach to
currently running screen from elsewhere. The problem at this point is to
determine the pid of that session, since I am always running several screens
at once.

What would be ideal it seems to be is to add the pid of the current screen
session to my harstatus line, so I could just with a glance get that pid for
attaching purposes.

However from my perusal of the docs, it doesn't seem like the pid is one of
the supported variables.

Is there a way for me to do this?


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