Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


dividing the screen >>>


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers dividing the screen >>>
# 1  
Old 11-02-2001
dividing the screen >>>

Hi! Is there is any way to divide the screen when I use UNIX shells (I have RedHat 7.1)? I have to see the command promt and process some data from very long file at the same time (I work with PThreads). Some "pseudo-windows" in text mode, huh? =) Thanks in advance and don't be angry =)
# 2  
Old 11-03-2001
If I understand your question, you have an ascii terminal and you want to have the equivalent of several windows on it.

There is a program called "screen" that can sort-of do this. It provides several sessions each connected to a different psuedo-terminal. No you can't split your screen and display two sessions at once. But you can switch back and forth between sessions at will. But each session gets the entire screen while running. You can even start the sessions at work, disconnect from them but leave them running, and reconnect to the sessions at home.

I see the package at www.sunfreeware.com for suns. I don't know if there is a version ported to redhat.
# 3  
Old 11-06-2001
I am fairly sure that Redhat bundles a copy of screen, and has for quite some time... If it isn't installed on your system, check the install CDs...

If you want the newer version, check out here:
http://www.redhat.com/swr/i386/screen-3.9.8-3.i386.html

This is for i386 (Intel) systems...
# 4  
Old 11-06-2001
Quote:
Originally posted by Perderabo
No you can't split your screen and display two sessions at once.
Actually you can. "Ctrl-A S" to split your screen into two regions. "Ctrl-A tab" to move between regions. Screen is very powerful. Check the man page for more info.
# 5  
Old 11-06-2001
Thank you , guys!!! =)
 

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #940
Difficulty: Medium
Ping was not included in 4.3BSD.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Dividing by zero

Does anyone know how to include as a script maybe an "echo" warning that explains that if a user uses the second number "zero" when dividing, that the result will BE "zero." I need, example: 5/0 (second number) = 0, in script form. current script: echo "Enter a number" read num1 echo... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: jefferj54
4 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Accidentally made a screen within a screen - how to move it up one level?

I made a screen within a screen. Is there a way to move the inner screen up one level so that it is at the same level as the first screen running from the shell? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: phpchick
2 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Dividing two numbers in unix

Hi, I have written this code the division of two numbers and multiply it by hundred (to get the percent) echo "script running for the 1st time" cp value_directory_present.txt /home/mysql_cnbc/value_directory_past.txt rm -f test6.txt value_directory_present.txt else y1=`awk '{print $1}'... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: arijitsaha
5 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Issues when dividing

Hi, I do have a very simple task to divide 2 variables and display the result. I CANNOT use bc when i try var1=2 var2=4 var3=$(($var1 / $var2)) echo $var3 the output is always 0 What can I change to get a dotted decimal result such as 0.5 ? Thanks! (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: svetoslav_sj
5 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Dividing file into columns

Hi, I have a file containing 28048 lines and I would like to split it into a a file with 3506 lines and 8 columns? In column 1, I would like to have the first 3506 lines, in columns 2 the second 3506 lines and so on. I've been looking around in the forum but I found very specific cases. Is... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: f_o_555
1 Replies

6. Red Hat

command line tool to disable screen lock and/or screen saver

Hi, I have a simple question : how to disable screen lock and/or sreen saver with command line with RHEL5.4 ? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: albator1932
1 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Dividing a column by it's first number

Hi! Is there an easy way (maybe using awk??) to divide the values of one column of the file by it's first entry.. If I have a column: 3 4 5 6 7 I would like to divide it by 3. I want to do this for more than 100 files, so it wouldn't be practical to open file by file and... (26 Replies)
Discussion started by: cosmologist
26 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Dividing user Array by 2

Hello! Im trying to divid the numbers inputed by <STDIN> by 2. This is what I have: print "The input array divided by 2 is as follows:\n"; foreach ((@userArray)/2) {print} But it is not dividing by 2? Any help is valuable!! Ben (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: bigben1220
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem with dividing

Hi All, I have two variables like below.. ETIMEHR =03 #END TIME HOUR ETIMEMIN=02 #END TIME MIN Now I'm converting the min to hour by deviding it by 60 ETIMEMINCONV=`echo "scale=2; $ETIMEMIN/60" | bc` but when i print ETIMEMINCONV instead of getting... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: smarty86
6 Replies

10. Programming

dividing a file into two

Hi .. I have a file which contains a list of numbers like.. 1923,1924,1925,1926,1927,1928,1929,1930,1931,1932,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020,2021,2022,2023,2024,2025,2026,2027, 2028,2029,2030,2031,2032,2115,2116,2117,2118,2119,2120,2121,2122,2123,2124,2125,2126,2127,2128,2129,2130,2131,2132,... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: jazz
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos