After modified screenrc, how to see the changes without restarting screen?
I have this in my .screenrc file:
bind R eval "source $HOME/.screenrc" "echo '.screenrc reloaded!'"
Which causes screen to reload the .screenrc file when Ctrl-AShift-R is pressed.
Of course, this only works if you've already got the line in your .screenrc file! To 'bootstrap' this sortcut on an existing screen session, add the line above line to your .screenrc file and then follow @Dennis Williamson's answer. After that, you'll be able to use the new keyboard shortcut.
source ~/.screenrc (or variants) mentioned by others are indeed "the way to go".
But if you are using a frontend for screen (e.g. byobu), a bit of extra work is needed:
- Open a new terminal
- Attach the screen here too:
- Run Ctrl-a
source ~/.screenrc(like everyone suggested)
- Detach the screen: Ctrl-a d
- Stop the new terminal:
The settings are now applied everywhere this screen is attached, no matter what frontend you are using. (Even when using no frontend at all)