Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170488
"screen" support would be good
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
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Description of problem:
vlock -a does not lock all screens, i.e. ^a^n will move to the password unprotected screen.
It would be nice if vlock warned users that it was running from within screen (screen has it's own locking function).
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Steps to Reproduce:
*** This tty is not a VC (virtual console). ***
*** It may not be securely locked. ***
This TTY is now locked.
Please enter the password to unlock.
Do you think that the sentence "It may not be securely locked." is not enough?
Well, I can add there some next extra message like "You're probably runnig
screen(1). Please, check screen documentation for correct locking.". But I think
the the actual warning is almost enough.
The message "it may not be securely locked" shows when you try to lock a virtual
console, but the docs say this message appears because virtual console locking
has been given less testing than real console locking.
When I run vlock from inside screen, the console is *definitely* not securely
locked - I can run ^AC to create a new console.
A screen specific warning would be good I think.
Done. Update to vlock-1.3-22.
Note that fixed in the development branch (FC5).