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Old 11-02-2001
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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 =)
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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.
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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:

This is for i386 (Intel) systems...
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Old 11-06-2001
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.
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Old 11-06-2001
Thank you , guys!!! =)
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