Just like any other significant piece of software,
screen has a
few bugs and missing features. Please send in a bug report if you have
found a bug not mentioned here.
screenhas no clue about double-high or double-wide characters. But this is the only area where
vttestis allowed to fail.
$TERMCAPwhen reattaching under a different terminal type.
$TERMCAPmay not have any effects.
screendoes not make use of hardware tabs.
screenmust be installed setuid root in order to be able to correctly change the owner of the tty device file for each window. Special permission may also be required to write the file `/etc/utmp'.
screenis killed with SIGKILL. This will cause some programs (like "w" or "rwho") to advertise that a user is logged on who really isn't.
screenmay give a strange warning when your tty has no utmp entry.
screenmay not automatically detach (or quit) unless the device driver sends a HANGUP signal. To detach such a
screensession use the -D or -d command line option.
If you find a bug in
Screen, please send electronic mail to
`email@example.com', and also to
`firstname.lastname@example.org'. Include the version number
Screen which you are using. Also include in your message the
hardware and operating system, the compiler used to compile, a
description of the bug behavior, and the conditions that triggered the
bug. Please recompile
screen with the `-DDEBUG -DTMPTEST' options
enabled, reproduce the bug, and have a look at the debug output written to
the directory `/tmp/debug'. If necessary quote suspect passages from the
debug output and show the contents of your `config.h' if it matters.
Screen is available under the
The latest official release of
screen available via anonymous
ftp from `prep.ai.mit.edu', `nic.funet.fi' or any other
GNU distribution site. The latest beta testing release of
screen is available from `ftp.uni-erlangen.de
(126.96.36.199)', in the directory `pub/utilities/screen'.