bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #39389, "screen -r" should...


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 RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

Add a New Comment(Rich Markup)

You are not logged in

Please log in, so followups can be emailed to you.


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>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach File(s):

No files currently attached


Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found


Carbon-Copy List
  • -unavailable- added by theosib (Submitted the item)

    Do you think this task is very important?
    If so, you can click here to add your encouragement to it.
    This task has 0 encouragements so far.

    Only logged-in users can vote.


    Please enter the title of George Orwell's famous dystopian book (it's a date):



    No Changes Have Been Made to This Item

    Back to the top

    Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup1