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I was wondering if there is a way to get which window number of screen that is active? As in: screen -X get-window-number I have found no way to list screen windows to output, only the actual screens.

The reason I would like to do this is because I use screen quite a lot and it would be nice to always see the screen number I'm currently at. I planned to incorporate that into the bash PS1 so it would come to look something like: [16:00:00][0]admin@Server:/etc$ so it would be [time][window number]username@hostname:pwd$

Does anyone have a way of doing that?

  • Have you considered enabling the status line? – chepner Sep 20 '13 at 14:11
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You can use $WINDOW variable which is set to the window number of a screen window at creation time. It's as easy as

echo $WINDOW
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