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Upgrading GNU Screen on OSX


See this page to learn why you want to upgrade GNU screen to have vertical splitting.




  • Install Homebrew
  • Run Terminal
  • brew install automake
  • git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/screen.git
  • cd screen/src
  • sudo mkdir -p /opt/etc
  • sudo mv etc/etcscreenrc /opt/etc/screenrc
  • ./autogen.sh
  • ./configure --prefix=/opt/Cellar/screen/3.6.0  --enable-colors256 --with-sys-screenrc=/opt/etc/screenrc
  • make
  • sudo make install
  • sudo mv screen /usr/bin


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