Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112855
screen -r username/ fails because of missing screen dir in /tmp
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
I have hacked around this by creating a symlink /tmp/screen-chris ->
/home/chris/.screen . However, this should not be necessary to use
Patch was removed in 4.0.1-2 in rawhide.