I'm so used to using C-a for the home key (based on my being an emacs nerd) that it bothers me that this is the combination that screen uses to start commands. Can I bind something else to it?
The C-a combination can be remapped from the
.screenrc file, with the
This website should be a huge help to you: http://www.softpanorama.org/Utilities/Screen/screenrc_examples.shtml
From my own .screenrc :
# replace Ctrl-A with Ctrl-O escape ^Oo
From screen's man page related to the -e option:
-e xy specifies the command character to be x and the character generat- ing a literal command character to y (when typed after the command character). The default is "C-a" and `a', which can be specified as "-e^Aa". When creating a screen session, this option sets the default command character. In a multiuser session all users added will start off with this command character. But when attaching to an already running session, this option changes only the command character of the attaching user. This option is equivalent to either the commands "defescape" or "escape" respectively.
It helps to go through the menu. :-/
I changed it by hitting F9, and selecting "change escape sequence."