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I am using the screen curses window manager and I want to know if it is possible to change the color of, or disable the white bars that appear between splits?

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Can someone tag this curses/ncurses? I don't have enough points to make the tag. – Jotham Jan 6 '10 at 2:05
Max of 5 tags, and gnu-screen is probably a better tag since screen ends up with a lot of LCD questions. – Darren Hall Jan 6 '10 at 6:22
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You're looking for the command caption string '<format>'.

You can use string escapes.

This question has several links on how to change the screen appear, which links to this article as the question starter.

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