Call for testing screen-profiles

Mark Schouten mark at
Sat Jan 24 08:21:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 11:38 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback so far!
> Based on the comments on this thread, I have made a number of changes
> to screen-profiles that I hope you find a bit better.


Great! Thanks.

>  * At this point, it's still required that each user run
> "select-screen-profile" and choose "ubuntu" to benefit from this
> functionality.  I would like to consider:
>   1. making screen *depend* on screen-profiles
>   2. moving the default /etc/screenrc installed by screen to something
> like /etc/screenrc.plain
>   3. installing the ubuntu profile to /etc/screenrc such that all
> Ubuntu screen users have the ubuntu screen profile by default
>   4. maintaining the ability to switch *back* to the plain profile
> through select-screen-profile and the helper menu
> Thoughts on the latter proposition?

1: I have no objection to depending on screen-profiles.
2: It should not be necessary to change the screen-package. If you
include the plain-profile in the screen-profiles package, one can always
switch back.
3: Why not give an extra option when running select-screen-profile as
root, to install it system-wide? I would not like to see the
ubuntu-thingie as default.
4: See 2.

Great work, thanks!

btw: I do get an error when starting screen now.

/usr/share/screen-profiles/profiles/common: source /home/marks/.screenrc-keybindings: No such file or directory  

Mark Schouten <mark at>

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