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When I start screen, I get a message giving the version, copyright, and bug-reporting email address. I don't want to see this every time I start screen. Searching the man page didn't seem to result in a solution, and I am hoping that the experts here know a way to bypass this info page.

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up vote 19 down vote accepted

There's a setting for that in screenrc:

# Don't display the copyright page
  startup_message off           # default: on

You could set that system-wide (in /etc/screenrc) or in your ~/.screenrc.

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For future me: echo 'startup_message off' >> ~/.screenrc – saidi Jul 1 at 18:43

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