Call for testing screen-profiles

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at
Sat Jan 17 05:38:50 UTC 2009

On 15/01/09 04:29 PM, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Mark Schouten <mark at> wrote:
>> I'll try to use it for a while, see how it goes.
> Thanks!
>> Just a question though. Why is ctrl-a changed to ctrl-g?
> On Ubuntu (and most Linux systems), the default shell uses emacs
> keybindings.  As such, ctrl-a is very often used (if you're not an
> emacs user) to move the cursor to the beginning of the line.
> The default screen escape sequence, ctrl-a, breaks that. 


> Shall we open the floor for other suggested escape sequences?  Please
> explain your rationale for why your escape sequence is better than
> ctrl-a and ctrl-g...
> Cheers,
> :-Dustin

Since you're remapping why not change it to a single key?  That's easier
than two.  I have been using the backtick for years without problems.
You just need to hit that key twice any time you want to use it.  No
biggie but YMMV.

Peter Matulis

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