Further to my previous question on screen not splitting my terminal , I got to the point where I can split my terminal horizontally but not vertically . This documentation says that vertical splitting requires screen >= 4.1. So how can I find out which version of screen I am using?

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    screen -v....
    – poige
    Mar 1 '13 at 15:23

Type Ctrl-A then v. You'll get something on the status line that looks like

screen 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06


From the command line

screen -v

From inside screen, type prefixv, where Ctrl-A is the default prefix key.

Note that unless you configured screen to not display its startup message (startup_message off) you'll see the version there as well. You can display that message with the license command (prefix: to enter commands in screen).

  • "you'll see the version there as well" ..Where ?
    – Geek
    Mar 1 '13 at 15:28
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    "its startup message"?
    – jw013
    Mar 1 '13 at 15:37

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