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How do i get screen to execute/load .zprofile when starting a new window?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted


shell -zsh

in your .screenrc, which will tell screen to start zsh as a login shell, which will in turn cause zsh to source ~/.zprofile .

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thanks so much! – Roy Rico Mar 21 '12 at 6:19

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