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Nov
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revised How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
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Nov
26
comment How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
It will take me a little while to digest this thorough answer, but I didn't want to wait until then to thank you for it (even though I can't really thank you enough).
Nov
26
revised How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
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Nov
26
accepted How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
Nov
24
revised key bindings table?
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Nov
24
suggested approved edit on key bindings table?
Nov
24
comment How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
@Gilles: I now see your point about how the answer to my original question would depend on the choice of terminal emulator; I have edited my question to account for this; I hope it is still clear that I'm not asking for lists A, B, and C, but rather I'm asking how one would go about constructing those lists.
Nov
24
revised How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
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Nov
24
revised How do keyboard input and text output work?
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Nov
24
suggested approved edit on How do keyboard input and text output work?
Nov
23
comment How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
@Barmar: Ah! Thanks for the clarification!
Nov
23
comment How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
@Barmar: thanks! Based on what I've learned so far, I would have not expected ^` to be suitable for this, since it is not a bona fide "control character" (the second character in the "key chord" is neither a letter nor one of @ [\]^_?). Does ^` work for you "out of the box", i.e. without any additional config? If yes, how did you know ahead of time that ^` would work (considering that, as already mentioned, it is not a "control character"). If, on the other hand, you did require an additional config for ^` to work, would the analogous config get ^' to work?
Nov
23
comment How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
@Barmar: where can I find how to type the control characters that are not of the form Ctrl+{letter,space,@}?
Nov
23
comment How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
@Gilles: thanks for the link; I'll go read it now; it looks like it'll go a long way in dispelling my confusion; I hope that after reading it I'll be able to make my question more tractable.
Nov
23
comment How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
Thank you for the edit, and your very helpful comment. My reply to the latter grew too big to be a comment, so I posted it as a separate question.
Nov
23
asked How to make a comprehensive set of possibilities for defining GNU-screen “command characters”?
Nov
23
revised How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
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Nov
21
comment Shebang line for “run with $SHELL”
@chepner: correct. The only intended user of this script is myself, but over multiple Unix accounts. These accounts are very heterogeneous. It turns out that $SHELL is the most reliable way to get at the correct path to zsh over all these accounts.
Nov
21
accepted How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
Nov
21
comment How to search for a suitable “command character” for GNU-screen?
Thanks! I realize that there are many key combinations that wouldn't interfere (too much) with Emacs. (My favorite among them, in fact, would be <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>'</kbd>, if I could hack it.) My difficulty is not knowing how to translate those possibilities into directives to put into .screenrc... Let me ask you: What do you put in your .screenrc file in order to get <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>\</kbd> as your screen character key? Also, I take it that in the example you gave the intent is to make the <kbd>F12</kbd> key the character key?