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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)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						RUPTIME(1)

ruptime -- show host status of local machines SYNOPSIS
ruptime [-alrtu] [host ...] DESCRIPTION
The ruptime utility gives a status line like uptime(1) for each machine on the local network; these are formed from packets broadcast by each host on the network once every three minutes. If no operands are given, ruptime displays uptime status for all machines; otherwise only those hosts specified on the command line are dis- played. If hosts are specified on the command line, the sort order is equivalent to the order hosts were specified on the command line. Machines for which no status report has been received for 11 minutes are shown as being down, and machines for which no status report has been received for 4 days are not shown in the list at all. The options are as follows: -a Include all users. By default, if a user has not typed to the system for an hour or more, then the user will be omitted from the output. -l Sort by load average. -r Reverse the sort order. -t Sort by uptime. -u Sort by number of users. The default listing is sorted by host name. FILES
/var/rwho/whod.* data files SEE ALSO
rwho(1), uptime(1), rwhod(8) HISTORY
A ruptime utility appeared in 4.2BSD. BSD
March 1, 2003 BSD

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