Or "how to make screen not use C-a by default". 

It's pretty simple really, once you grovel through the documentation
enough to find the relevant bit. Set it with either -e command line
switch or the 'defescape' or 'escape' commands. 

Explanation: screen(1) is a very useful utility for everyone who works
a lot on remote computers. It allows you to attach and detach from
remote sessions (detach like nohup(1), but you can also attach back to
it) so that they continue running while you're disconnected from that
machine. screen by default 'steals' the C-a (Control a) key stroke to
itself, which is incredibly annoying if you're used to the default
readline key strokes in bash, emacs, BitchC, etc, where you type it to
go to the beginning of the line. Ergo, the tip above to change it to
something saner. 

Cheers, 
Muli
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Muli Ben-Yehuda
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