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Start GNU Screen with no config

Starting GNU Screen without loading the .screenrc config can be useful if you want to perform special tasks with screen, such as screen nesting.

The command

$ screen -c /dev/null

This tells screen to load the configuration file at /dev/null, which is just the empty file. Therefore, in classic backwards unix logic style, we have told screen to load no configuration file.

Tagged as utilities, ubuntu

Date published - August 23, 2015