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5.2 Command Summary

acladd usernames
Allow other users in this session. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
aclchg usernames permbits list
Change a user's permissions. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
acldel username
Disallow other user in this session. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
aclgrp usrname [groupname]
Inherit permissions granted to a group leader. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
aclumask [users]+/-bits ...
Predefine access to new windows. See section 8.4.7 aclumask.
activity message
Set the activity notification message. See section 10.6 Monitoring.
addacl usernames
Synonym to acladd. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
allpartial state
Set all windows to partial refresh. See section 11.7 Redisplay.
at [ident][#|*|%] command [args]
Execute a command at other displays or windows. See section 20.1 At.
attrcolor attrib [attribute/color-modifier]
Map attributes to colors. See section 20.15 Attrcolor.
autodetach state
Automatically detach the session on SIGHUP. See section 8.1 Detach.
autonuke state
Enable a clear screen to discard unwritten output. See section 16.6 Autonuke.
bce [state]
Change background color erase. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
bell_msg [message]
Set the bell notification message. See section 11.4 Bell.
bind key [command [args]]
Bind a command to a key. See section 14.1 The bind command.
bindkey [opts] [string [cmd args]]
Bind a string to a series of keystrokes. See section 14.5 Bindkey.
break [duration]
Send a break signal to the current window. See section 20.2 Break.
breaktype [tcsendbreak | TCSBRK | TIOCSBRK]
Specify how to generate breaks. See section 20.2 Break.
bufferfile [exchange-file]
Select a file for screen-exchange. See section 12.4 Screen-Exchange.
c1 [state]
Change c1 code processing. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
caption mode [string]
Change caption mode and string. See section 9. Regions.
chacl usernames permbits list
Synonym to aclchg. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
charset set
Change character set slot designation. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
chdir [directory]
Change the current directory for future windows. See section 6.1 Chdir.
clear
Clear the window screen. See section 11.5 Clear.
colon
Enter a screen command. See section 4.2 Colon.
command
Simulate the screen escape key. See section 14.3 Command Character.
compacthist [state]
Selects compaction of trailing empty lines. See section 12.1.2 Scrollback.
console [state]
Grab or ungrab console output. See section 10.2 Console.
copy
Enter copy mode. See section 12.1 Copying.
copy_reg [key]
Removed. Use paste instead. See section 12.3 Registers.
crlf state
Select line break behavior for copying. See section 12.1.1 CR/LF.
debug state
Suppress/allow debugging output. See section 20.3 Debug.
defautonuke state
Select default autonuke behavior. See section 16.6 Autonuke.
defbce state
Select background color erase. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
defbreaktype [tcsendbreak | TCSBRK | TIOCSBRK]
Specify the default for generating breaks. See section 20.2 Break.
defc1 state
Select default c1 processing behavior. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
defcharset [set]
Change defaul character set slot designation. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
defescape xy
Set the default command and meta characters. See section 14.3 Command Character.
defflow fstate
Select default flow control behavior. See section 15.2 Flow.
defgr state
Select default GR processing behavior. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
defhstatus [status]
Select default window hardstatus line. See section 10.8 Hardstatus.
defkanji wtype
Select default GR processing behavior. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
deflogin state
Select default utmp logging behavior. See section 10.4 Login.
defmode mode
Select default file mode for ptys. See section 10.5 Mode.
defmonitor state
Select default activity monitoring behavior. See section 10.6 Monitoring.
defobuflimit limit
Select default output buffer limit. See section 16.7 Obuflimit.
defscrollback num
Set default lines of scrollback. See section 12.1.2 Scrollback.
defshell command
Set the default program for new windows. See section 6.4 Shell.
defsilence state
Select default idle monitoring behavior. See section 20.8 Silence.
defslowpaste msec
Select the default inter-character timeout when pasting. See section 12.2 Paste.
defutf8 state
Select default character encoding. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
defwrap state
Set default line-wrapping behavior. See section 11.8 Wrap.
defwritelock on|off|auto
Set default writelock behavior. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
defzombie [keys]
Keep dead windows. See section 20.12 Zombie.
detach
Disconnect screen from the terminal. See section 8.1 Detach.
digraph
Enter digraph sequence. See section 11.3 Digraph.
dinfo
Display terminal information. See section 11.6 Info.
displays
List currently active user interfaces. See section 8.4.6 Displays.
dumptermcap
Write the window's termcap entry to a file. See section 16.2 Write out the window's termcap entry.
echo [-n] message
Display a message on startup. See section 19. Startup.
escape xy
Set the command and meta characters. See section 14.3 Command Character.
exec [[fdpat] command [args ...]]
Run a subprocess (filter). See section 13.1 Exec.
fit
Change window size to current display size. See section 11.10 Window Size.
flow [fstate]
Set flow control behavior. See section 15.2 Flow.
focus
Move focus to next region. See section 9. Regions.
gr [state]
Change GR charset processing. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
hardcopy
Write out the contents of the current window. See section 18.1 hardcopy.
hardcopy_append state
Append to hardcopy files. See section 18.1 hardcopy.
hardcopydir directory
Place, where to dump hardcopy files. See section 18.1 hardcopy.
hardstatus [state]
Use the hardware status line. See section 17.2 Hardware Status Line.
height [lines [cols]]
Set display height. See section 11.10 Window Size.
help
Display current key bindings. See section 14.4 Help.
history
Find previous command beginning .... See section 12.5 History.
hstatus status
Change the window's hardstatus line. See section 10.8 Hardstatus.
info
Display window settings. See section 11.6 Info.
ins_reg [key]
Removed, use paste instead. See section 12.3 Registers.
kanji wtype [dtype]
Set the kanji type of a window. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
kill
Destroy the current window. See section 10.3 Kill.
lastmsg
Redisplay the last message. See section 17.3 Display Last Message.
license
Display licensing information. See section 19. Startup.
lockscreen
Lock the controlling terminal. See section 8.3 Lock.
log [state]
Log all output in the current window. See section 18.2 log.
logfile filename
Place where to collect logfiles. See section 18.2 log.
login [state]
Log the window in `/etc/utmp'. See section 10.4 Login.
logtstamp [state]
Configure logfile time-stamps. See section 18.2 log.
mapdefault
Use only the default mapping table for the next keystroke. See section 14.7 Bindkey Control.
mapnotnext
Don't try to do keymapping on the next keystroke. See section 14.7 Bindkey Control.
maptimeout timo
Set the inter-character timeout used for keymapping. See section 14.7 Bindkey Control.
markkeys string
Rebind keys in copy mode. See section 12.1.3 markkeys.
meta
Insert the command character. See section 14.3 Command Character.
monitor [state]
Monitor activity in window. See section 10.6 Monitoring.
msgminwait sec
Set minimum message wait. See section 17.4 Message Wait.
msgwait sec
Set default message wait. See section 17.4 Message Wait.
multiuser state
Go into single or multi user mode. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
nethack state
Use nethack-like error messages. See section 20.5 Nethack.
next
Switch to the next window. See section 7. Selecting a Window.
nonblock state
Disable flow control to the current display. See section 20.6 Nonblock.
number [n]
Change/display the current window's number. See section 20.7 Number.
obuflimit [limit]
Select output buffer limit. See section 16.7 Obuflimit.
only
Kill all other regions. See section 9. Regions.
other
Switch to the window you were in last. See section 7. Selecting a Window.
partial state
Set window to partial refresh. See section 11.7 Redisplay.
password [crypted_pw]
Set reattach password. See section 8.1 Detach.
paste [src_regs [dest_reg]]
Paste contents of paste buffer or registers somewhere. See section 12.2 Paste.
pastefont [state]
Include font information in the paste buffer. See section 12.2 Paste.
pow_break
Close and Reopen the window's terminal. See section 20.2 Break.
pow_detach
Detach and hang up. See section 8.2 Power Detach.
pow_detach_msg [message]
Set message displayed on pow_detach. See section 8.2 Power Detach.
prev
Switch to the previous window. See section 7. Selecting a Window.
printcmd [cmd]
Set a command for VT100 printer port emulation. See section 20.13 Printcmd.
process [key]
Treat a register as input to screen. See section 12.3 Registers.
quit
Kill all windows and exit. See section 8.7 Quit.
readbuf [filename]
Read the paste buffer from the screen-exchange file. See section 12.4 Screen-Exchange.
readreg [reg [file]]
Load a register from paste buffer or file. See section 12.3 Registers.
redisplay
Redisplay the current window. See section 11.7 Redisplay.
register key string
Store a string to a register. See section 12.3 Registers.
remove
Kill current region. See section 9. Regions.
removebuf
Delete the screen-exchange file. See section 12.4 Screen-Exchange.
reset
Reset the terminal settings for the window. See section 11.9 Reset.
resize [(+/-)lines]
Grow or shrink a region
screen [opts] [n] [cmd [args]]
Create a new window. See section 6.2 Screen Command.
scrollback num
Set size of scrollback buffer. See section 12.1.2 Scrollback.
select [n]
Switch to a specified window. See section 7. Selecting a Window.
sessionname [name]
Name this session. See section 8.5 Session Name.
setenv [var [string]]
Set an environment variable for new windows. See section 6.3 Setenv.
shell command
Set the default program for new windows. See section 6.4 Shell.
shelltitle title
Set the default name for new windows. See section 6.4 Shell.
silence [state|seconds]
Monitor a window for inactivity. See section 20.8 Silence.
silencewait seconds
Default timeout to trigger an inactivity notify. See section 20.8 Silence.
sleep num
Pause during startup. See section 19. Startup.
slowpaste msec
Slow down pasting in windows. See section 12.2 Paste.
sorendition [attr [color]]
Change text highlighting. See section 20.14 Sorendition.
split
Split region into two parts. See section 9. Regions.
startup_message state
Display copyright notice on startup. See section 19. Startup.
stuff string
Stuff a string in the input buffer of a window. See section 12.2 Paste.
su [username [password [password2]]]
Identify a user. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
suspend
Put session in background. See section 8.6 Suspend.
term term
Set $TERM for new windows. See section 6.5 Term.
termcap term terminal-tweaks [window-tweaks]
Tweak termcap entries for best performance. See section 16.3 The termcap command.
terminfo term terminal-tweaks [window-tweaks]
Ditto, for terminfo systems. See section 16.3 The termcap command.
termcapinfo term terminal-tweaks [window-tweaks]
Ditto, for both systems. See section 16.3 The termcap command.
time
Display time and load average. See section 20.9 Time.
title [windowtitle]
Set the name of the current window. See section 10.1.1 Title Command.
umask [users]+/-bits ...
Synonym to aclumask. See section 8.4.7 aclumask.
unsetenv var
Unset environment variable for new windows. See section 6.3 Setenv.
utf8 [state [dstate]]
Select character encoding of the current window. See section 11.11 Character Processing.
vbell [state]
Use visual bell. See section 11.4 Bell.
vbell_msg [message]
Set vbell message. See section 11.4 Bell.
vbellwait sec
Set delay for vbell message. See section 11.4 Bell.
version
Display screen version. See section 20.11 Version.
wall message
Write a message to all displays. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
width [cols [lines]]
Set the width of the window. See section 11.10 Window Size.
windows
List active windows. See section 10.7 Windows.
wrap [state]
Control line-wrap behavior. See section 11.8 Wrap.
writebuf [filename]
Write paste buffer to screen-exchange file. See section 12.4 Screen-Exchange.
writelock on|off|auto
Grant exclusive write permission. See section 8.4 Multiuser Session.
xoff
Send an XOFF character. See section 15.3 XON and XOFF.
xon
Send an XON character. See section 15.3 XON and XOFF.
zombie [keys]
Keep dead windows. See section 20.12 Zombie.


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