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Old 04-30-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Remove "tab 0" from GNU screen


What I hate about GNU screen is that my tabs are numbered 0 -> 1 -> 2 -> 3 ...

To me, the first tab is the first tab, so it can only be tab 1, not 0. Making me hit Ctrl-a 0, at the END of the key row, to go to the FIRST tab, is utter nonsense. In fact, I think counting from zero in software is one of the most stupid ideas ever. I mean, what the hell is a 'partition 0' or a 'hard disk 0'?

Anyway.

One of these days I ran into a screenshot of a screen session that looked just like mine except there was no 0 tab, just 1, 2, 3... How do I do that?
 
Old 05-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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Check 'man screen'.

You can start it or configure it to start up with various setting, including named screen sessions.
 
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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Very unhelpful reply.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #4
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What I hate about GNU screen is that my tabs are numbered 0 -> 1 -> 2 -> 3 ...

One of these days I ran into a screenshot of a screen session that looked just like mine except there was no 0 tab, just 1, 2, 3... How do I do that?
You asked "how do I do that"; I gave you the answer!
 
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #5
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You are a smart ass. Stay away from my thread. No one is forcing you to answer.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 05:14 AM   #6
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Map your keyboard different and use a screwdriver to change the layout of the numbers on there. Starting to count at 1 is just weird.
http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2008/0...unt-from-zero/

So is the keyboard layout starting at 1.

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Screen might help you in aliassing your numbers differently for screen tho.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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Deos this help:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...g-used-772580/
 
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:44 AM   #8
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I've been to that page. No, I don't want to change the behavior of my keyboard just because of screen. Please go back to that school where students actually divide the number of tabs in GNU screen by 3 all the time to find out to which "cohort" they belong, and see if you learn to read this time. I've seen a screenshot of screen with tabs and there was no tab 0, that's what I want. Nothing else. Ask your teacher to read it out and explain it to you. But not the same teacher who divides stuff by 3. Another, better teacher.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 05:49 AM   #9
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Yay, 273! Yes, that is exactly what I want! I just tested, it works fine!!!

Thank you for your brief, but absolutely relevant and helpful reply. It just made everyday use of my computer a little better. Thank you!
 
  


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