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GNU Screen: Indicate if C-a (escape) is pressed in hardstatus

GNU Screen: Indicate if C-a (escape) is pressed in hardstatus

Been searching around for this one without much luck. What I want is something that tells me if I've pressed C-a in Screen. Vim displays "-- INSERT --" when insert mode is selected. Something like that would be handy to have in Screen's hardstatus. Anybody got some suggestions on how to do this (if it's really possible)?

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Guest [Entry]

"That isn't possible in the current version of screen.

That said, I usually just hit C-a (again) to check if I'm uncertain... If nothing happens, you know it's ready for a command; if it changes window (or tells you there are no other windows) then you know you are ""clear""."