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Old 10-07-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Using ssh over SecureCRT to connect into a "screen" session

Hello all,
I've got a pretty specific question that can probably be made slightly more general.

I own SecureCRT, which is a pretty darn good ($$$) terminal emulator for Windows. I want to use SecureCRT to connect to an external Linux machine. On my Linux machine, I also like to use "screen".

When after I connect to my Linux machine, I connect to my screen sessions via 'screen -r foo'.

Taking a step back, SecureCRT is a terminal emulator, meaning you can choose from a large amount of different terminals to emulate (VT100, VT102, ANSE, Dumb) , and additional options from there (such as the number of columns and rows). I REALLY like having lots of columns, i.e. lots of space for verbose lines of code and display.

Now all of these configurations settings are honored when I connect to the Linux machine using ssh, but when I connect to that screen session, all of my settings (well, at least the # of columns) is ignored.
This leads to wrapping at a certain # character width.

This is not an issue when I use something like PUTTY instead of SecureCRT.
Essentially, how can I fix this?
I can think of two possible solutions: by configuring SecureCRT via either some terminal emulation (xterm???)
or by configuring screen to get it to 'play along' with the width settings from SecureCRT.

I'm not a screen or terminal emulation expert, but I assume some of you guys are.

Thanks a bunch ahead of time- I'll keep plugging at some settings
Old 10-09-2011, 06:47 AM   #2
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you might try to define the shell prompt PS1 in command line
power sessions with screen


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