[SATLUG] Simple script I wrote for using screen

Christopher Lemire christopher.lemire at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 23:37:55 CST 2012

I wrote a simple but useful script for those who like to always have a
graphical terminal emulator running screen. I set Cinnamon and Gnome3
in Fedora to run this script on startup instead of just running
gnome-terminal --command screen because relogging in would cause a
second screen session to start and apps in .screenrc to be ran twice.
This script fixes that by checking for a screen session. If one is
running, open a terminal emulator and connect to it. Otherwise open a
terminal emulator and create a new screen. This may need adjusting if
you like to have more than one screen session or prefer a different
terminal emulator.

[bull:~]$ cat bin/gtermwrapper
screen -ls | grep 'No Sockets' 1>/dev/null 2>&1
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
  gnome-terminal $dimensions --command "screen -S xyz"
  gnome-terminal $dimensions --command "screen -x"

Christopher Lemire <christopher.lemire at gmail.com>
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