how to map pfkeys to screen -r cmds

Brunoc at brunoc at
Sat Nov 15 15:34:16 PST 2003

On Saturday, November 15, 2003,Marty Landman wrote:

>Thought I recently read something in the Handbook about being able to 
>switch screens easily using the pfkeys but didn't see the how of it. Today 
>learned the screen cmd following a tip from the fbds Diary but the 
>usefulness would be greatly enhanced with some quick way to go through the 
>screens. How hard is this effect to set up, either with or w/o screens? 
>Also I'm ssh'ing into my session in case that matters.

>Marty Landman   Face 2 Interface Inc 845-679-9387
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to switch between screens (there are eight pre-configured
virtual screens on FreeBSD,named /dev/stty0 to /dev/stty7,
stty0 being also the console output for system messages),
you use the key combination Alt-Ctrl-F1 to Alt-Ctrl-F8,
or Ctrl-F1 to Ctrl-F8 (the latter ones do not work if you want
to switch to screen 0-8 while you are in your desktop 
environment or window manager).
If you started X-window,by using a window manager
or a desktop environment,normally it uses virtual screen
#10 (you can change the virtual screens in the /etc/ttys file).
So remember that in case you switch to any of the
virtual screens 0 to 7,if you want to resume your
X session (your window manager or desktop environment),
you have to press Alt-F10.

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