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bug #39389: "screen -r" should optionally pick up X11 DISPLAY variable from environment

Submitted by:  Timothy Miller <theosib>
Submitted on:  Tue 02 Jul 2013 01:36:01 AM UTC  
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Tue 02 Jul 2013 01:36:01 AM UTC, original submission:

This is apparently a common problem that lots of people complain about: A user reconnects to an old screen session, but they can't run X11 apps, because the DISPLAY variable in the session is stale.

I notice that gnu screen correctly picks up the terminal size, type, and attributes from the environment. So I don't see why the same can't be done with the X11 DISPLAY variable. (Although there perhaps should be a command line option for screen to do this, in case the user really wants DISPLAY to be something different.)

Timothy Miller <theosib>


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