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I want to be able to hit Ctrl+a (or whatever my command sequence is) followed by a lowercase k rather than the uppercase one that screen defaults to. I've played around with the bindkey directive a bit but the specified key combinations don't require first entering the command sequence (e.g., Ctrl-a).

What's the best way to achieve this while allowing for changes to the command sequence (I don't want to hardcode in "Ctrl-a" somewhere)?

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The escape key is implicit in the bind command.

for example :

bind 'j' kill

will bind the kill window action to your ctrl+a, j

also, ctrl+a, k and ctrl+a, K already do the same thing in screen

more on binkey here

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For my screen installation, only capital K worked but bind "k" kill did the trick. Thanks! – ide May 18 '11 at 17:31

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