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In bash I can usually move the cursor to the beginning of the line using CTRL+a.

In screen, CTRL+a is being used for the special screen-commands.

How can I a) use another key-combination for the screen-commands or b) use another combination to move the cursor to the beginning of the line?

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To send a Ctrl-A to your application, i.e. bash, from within screen, type

Ctrl-A a
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Perfect! Going to use this. –  Zulakis Jul 2 '13 at 20:32

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