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I've started to play with GNU Screen setting.

What's the difference between hardstatus and caption in GNU Screen?

hardstatus seems to appear at the bottom on the Terminal, but I don't even know what caption really is yet.

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For me, using PuTTY in Windows, hardstatus is displayed in the Windows window title (hstatus string), while caption is displayed at the bottom of each screen window when the screen is split (caption splitonly string) or at the bottom of any screen window whether it's split or not (caption always string).

You can find further documentation in info screen.

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Using Putty in Windows, hardstatus alwayslastline displays the status at the bottom of the window, as the last line. –  matt b Feb 12 '10 at 14:34
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