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Old 04-30-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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Is screen what im looking for for side by side shells?


hi. i remember reading an article in linux journal about a program. In it the author was able to have 4 bash shell windows open in one window so that it was a square with a shell in each corner. i looked in all my linux journals but couldn't find the article again for the name (too bad you can't google documents in real life) I use screen but it is sometimes cumbersome to switch back and forth using ctrl+a+n/p. I was wondering if screen is the program in the article and the 4 shells in one window is just a feature i don't know how to utilize or if it is something else. Thanks for any responses in return.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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I seem to remember a post about this the other day

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=439073
 
Old 04-30-2006, 12:21 PM   #3
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Screen cannot split vertically so it doesn't sound like this is what you saw. As for switching windows being cumbersome, I don't see how it can get any easier? How is moving your hand over to the mouse to select a window more convenient than tapping a couple of keys? You've found some easier way to select windows? Voice control maybe? Hey, you're name isn't Scotty is it?

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Old 04-30-2006, 12:56 PM   #4
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Quadkonsole is probably what you are looking for. It was in the July 2005 issue of Linux Journal: "Tricked Out Terminals" by Marcel Gagne.

It was in my notes for me to try out; but I haven't got around to it. Honestly I like a plain old xterm, it's never failed me.

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Old 04-30-2006, 03:18 PM   #5
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Kde app by the look of it http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=22482

Think I'll stick with mrxvt and aterm
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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Screen cannot split vertically so it doesn't sound like this is what you saw. As for switching windows being cumbersome, I don't see how it can get any easier? How is moving your hand over to the mouse to select a window more convenient than tapping a couple of keys? You've found some easier way to select windows? Voice control maybe? Hey, you're name isn't Scotty is it?
i don't mean actually switching is a problem. I mean that the screens aren't visible at the same time. I've had one screen in a ssh session on a remote host so i could type in the long file name in another screen for scp to copy it to the local machine.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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Quadkonsole is probably what you are looking for. It was in the July 2005 issue of Linux Journal: "Tricked Out Terminals" by Marcel Gagne.

It was in my notes for me to try out; but I haven't got around to it. Honestly I like a plain old xterm, it's never failed me.

jer
thanks. that must be it. I knew it was by the guy that does the article like it is a french resturant and that name sounds like it is that guy. For the most part screen does what i need it to but a lot of times i often need to see the output of one of the screens while im typing something in another one.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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I mean that the screens aren't visible at the same time. I've had one screen in a ssh session on a remote host so i could type in the long file name in another screen for scp to copy it to the local machine.
Well, you can split the screen as many times as you want (only horizontally though).
 
Old 04-30-2006, 07:50 PM   #9
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ctrl+a S - splits the current window, be sure to use capital S, a lowercase s is the same as scroll lock. If you screw up, ctrl+a q will let things scroll again
ctrl+a Tab - moves between split screens
ctrl+a X - closes the current section and makes the others larger to take it's place.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 03:53 AM   #10
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It should be mentioned that ctrl-a is just the default prefix, you can change it to whatever you like (indeed, you can change all keybindings).

Another useful key is <prefix> ?, which will show you the current key bindings.
 
  


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