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bug #57551: man page says C-a \ to quit, but C-a C-\ is what actually does quit

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 07 Jan 2020 11:33:58 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.7.0
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Thu 30 Jan 2020 11:35:58 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Yes, there is some discrepancy between what is hardcoded in process.c and between provided example etcscreenrc and screenrc files.

screen itself first parses /etc/screenrc and then users ~/.screenrc file overriding whatever is hardcoded.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Thu 09 Jan 2020 09:44:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

There's a related oddity related to the unbinding in the etcscreenrc example file that ships with 7.4.0.  That file contains this:

#remove some stupid / dangerous key bindings
bind ^k
#bind L
bind ^\
#make them better
bind \\ quit

However, C-a C-\ still does quit (with a prompt), and C-a \\ does nothing.  Commenting out the bind ^\ seems make no difference. 
Perhaps I'm just not understanding how bind is supposed to work even after reading about it.

Anonymous
Tue 07 Jan 2020 11:33:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

This is different the e.g. help for which the documented C-a ? actually works.

It's also different than the 4.02.01 version where C-a \ worked.

Anonymous

 

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