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


bug #25489: screen -md doesn't work

Submitter:  Dariusz <cdar>
Submitted:  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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Sun 23 Jun 2024 09:26:39 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Screen version 4.99.0

Screen outputs "Bad session name" with -md / -dm when precedes /usr/bin/gedit. Looks fixed.

Julian <juyret>
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>
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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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    2009-02-27 micahcowan Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        StatusNone Confirmed
        Planned ReleaseNone Later
        Work RequiredNone 0 - Hours

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