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A nice default screenrc
# GNU Screen - main configuration file
# All other .screenrc files will source this file to inherit settings.
# Author: Christian Wills -
# Allow bold colors - necessary for some reason
attrcolor b ".I"
# Tell screen how to set colors. AB = background, AF=foreground
termcapinfo xterm 'Co#256:AB=\E[48;5;%dm:AF=\E[38;5;%dm'
# Enables use of shift-PgUp and shift-PgDn
termcapinfo xterm|xterms|xs|rxvt ti@:te@
# Erase background with current bg color
defbce "on"
# Enable 256 color term
term xterm-256color
# Cache 30000 lines for scroll back
defscrollback 30000
# New mail notification
backtick 101 30 15 $HOME/bin/
hardstatus alwayslastline
# Very nice tabbed colored hardstatus line
hardstatus string '%{= Kd} %{= Kd}%-w%{= Kr}[%{= KW}%n %t%{= Kr}]%{= Kd}%+w %-= %{KG} %H%{KW}|%{KY}%101`%{KW}|%D %M %d %Y%{= Kc} %C%A%{-}'
# change command character from ctrl-a to ctrl-b (emacs users may want this)
#escape ^Bb
# Hide hardstatus: ctrl-a f
bind f eval "hardstatus ignore"
# Show hardstatus: ctrl-a F
bind F eval "hardstatus alwayslastline"

jenia commented Jan 31, 2015

Thanks very much for the config file.
I have a small problem with it though. I often get this error message on the bottom line: Message 12549 of 12588 bytes to small.

Actually, its the
hardstatus string '%{= Kd} %{= Kd}%-w%{= Kr}[%{= KW}%n %t%{= Kr}]%{= Kd}%+w %-= %{KG} %H%{KW}|%{KY}%101`%{KW}|%D %M %d %Y%{= Kc} %C%A%{-}'

line that causes it. What is that? How can I remove it?

rdpanek commented Aug 10, 2015


qayshp commented Oct 15, 2015

What does your script print? Just an unread message count?

Amazing config file. I had fixed the annoying screen 8 colors using your config file.Thanks

Thanks a lot!

micwin commented Jul 19, 2016

wow, thanks a lot!

Good work,.. thanks a lot !!

Great screen configuration, thank you for sharing

Excellent example, thank you!

How do implement these changes into screen

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