Bug 112855 - screen -r username/ fails because of missing screen dir in /tmp
screen -r username/ fails because of missing screen dir in /tmp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lon Hohberger
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-01-04 03:05 EST by Chris Fallin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-05 08:41:42 EST
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Description Chris Fallin 2004-01-04 03:05:16 EST
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Description of problem:
I often use "screen -r chris/" to have multiple xterms on one screen
session. This fails: "Cannot access /tmp/screen-chris: no such file or

It appears that the source RPM is applying a patch to try ~/.screen
before /tmp/screen-<username>. However, this does not apply to the -r

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start a new screen session
2. in another xterm: "screen -r <my username>/"

Actual Results:  "Cannot access /tmp/screen-<my username>: no such
file or directory"

Expected Results:  It should have opened a second screen window on the

Additional info:

I have hacked around this by creating a symlink /tmp/screen-chris ->
/home/chris/.screen . However, this should not be necessary to use
this functionality.
Comment 1 Lon Hohberger 2004-01-05 08:41:42 EST
Patch was removed in 4.0.1-2 in rawhide.

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