Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Feb 2009 22:32 UTC
General Unix If you've spent hours on a task, such as debugging an application, it can be maddening to lose your work in an instant. This article shows you how to keep your shell and your work alive, even across multiple sessions and dropped connections using GNU Screen. Screen is a remarkable tool that you will quickly find invaluable in any work you perform on the command line. In fact, use it once, and you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
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Don't forget the nethack option
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 11th Feb 2009 23:04 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

My favorite option From the man page


nethack on|off

Changes the kind of error messages used by screen. When you are familiar with the game "nethack", you may enjoy the nethack-style
messages which will often blur the facts a little, but are much funnier to read. Anyway, standard messages often tend to be unclear as
well.
This option is only available if screen was compiled with the NETHACK flag defined. The default setting is then determined by the
presence of the environment variable $NETHACKOPTIONS.

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theosib Member since:
2006-03-02

Can you give an example?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

examples:

Regular message => nethack message

"Copy mode aborted"=>"You escaped the dungeon."

"Filter removed."=>"You have a sad feeling for a moment..."

"Window %d (%s) killed."=>"You destroy poor window %d (%s)."

"Detach aborted."=>"The blast of disintegration whizzes by you!"

"Aborted because of window size change."=>"KAABLAMM!!! You triggered a land mine!"

"There are several screens on:"=>
"Prove thyself worthy or perish:"

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