bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #25489, screen -md doesn't work


bug #25489: screen -md doesn't work

Submitted by:  Dariusz <cdar>
Submitted on:  Wed 04 Feb 2009 06:05:44 PM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.0.3
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  Later
Work Required:  0 - Hours

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Fri 27 Feb 2009 02:30:29 AM UTC, comment #3:

The problem is that -d takes a sessionname as an argument if there isn't already one and there is exactly one argument following but not a parameter (starts with '-'). Which is why the manual states -d -m which works as expected. (well somewhat...)

Not exactly a bug I'd say but could definately use improvement.

Soliton <soliton>
Thu 05 Feb 2009 09:14:55 PM UTC, comment #2:

screen from ubuntu repo
Package: screen (4.0.3-11)

Screen version 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06

Dariusz <cdar>
Thu 05 Feb 2009 06:49:03 PM UTC, comment #1:

What version of screen is this with? I seem to be unable to reproduce this with either 4.0.3 or current development build.

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury <sadrul>
Project Administrator
Wed 04 Feb 2009 06:05:44 PM UTC, original submission:

"screen -md /usr/bin/gedit" or "screen -m -d /usr/bin/gedit"
outputs "Must run suid root for multiuser support."

You need to add "-S" option to make screen work properly,
"screen -S foo -md /usr/bin/gedit"

Dariusz <cdar>


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        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Planned ReleaseNone => Later
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