screen connect: No such file or directory

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mister_v
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screen connect: No such file or directory

Post by mister_v »

Hello,

I get the following error:

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# screen
/tmp/screen/S-root/2##7.pts-0.host: connect: No such file or directory

Anyone known how to solve this.
I can't create a new screen session.
chris
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Re: screen connect: No such file or directory

Post by chris »

Check to see if you have the environment variable STY set:

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[] echo $STY
251.pts-0
If the variable is set, then you are telling screen to reattach to an existing session. If that session doesn't exist, then you will see the error you are getting.

To solve this, just clear the environment variable by running:

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export STY=
and try starting screen again.
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