Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

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

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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.