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Help with GNU screen: Backtick and Caption.

I'm trying to get GNU screen to show the output of "uptime" for the host being accessed in the current window, but unfortunately, no matter what window I go in, it shows the uptime for the host I originally launched screen in ("adminhost").

Does anyone know how to get this to update from the current host I'm on?

Here's my screenrc:

escape ^Ww
sessionname akbar
shell /bin/ksh
backtick 1 5 5 uptime
backtick 2 10 10 hostname
caption always "%2` %1`"

screen -t adminhost
screen -t host1 ssh host1
screen -t host2 ssh host2
screen -t host3 ssh host3



Thanks in advance my friends.

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ruptime(1)							   User Commands							ruptime(1)

NAME
ruptime - show host status of local machines SYNOPSIS
ruptime [-ar] [-l | -t | -u] DESCRIPTION
The ruptime utility gives a status line like uptime (see uptime(1)) for each machine on the local network; these are formed from packets broadcast by each host on the network approximately every three minutes. Machines for which no status report has been received for 11 minutes are shown as being down. Normally, the listing is sorted by host name, but this order can be changed by specifying one of the options listed below. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -a Counts even those users who have been idle for an hour or more. -r Reverses the sorting order. -l | -t | -u These options are mutually exclusive. The use of one overrides the previous one(s). -l Sorts the display by load average. -t Sorts the display by up time. -u Sorts the display by number of users. FILES
/var/spool/rwho/whod.* data files ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWrcmdc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
uptime(1), rwho(1), in.rwhod(1M), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 6 Nov 2000 ruptime(1)

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