new user questions. (Before I back myself into a corner!)

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Sat Nov 27 20:56:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 13:18, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:53:51 -0500, Chris Brennan <xaero at> wrote:
>> There are two options that I know of that could make this part easier for
>> you
>> 1) screen (tried and true) can do split windows/multiple windows although
>> I've never been able to correctly figure it out
>> 2) tmux (the pretentious upstart), it's a quick install and it's built in
>> help (^b?) is eternally useful and it's options make more sense then screen
>> (to me at least)
> Along with the Spanish Inquisition, there are three! Three!
> Three options: screen, tmux, and the native solution of
> virtual terminals via Alt+PFx switch. This even allows
> you to use the mouse-driven edit buffer (copy + paste),
> e. g. if you need to compose a command line using the
> examples listed in the man page.
> If you're accessing a system remotely, there is also the
> option of opening -- FOUR! Four options! -- the option
> of opening more than one connection to the remote system,
> and each of them in an own xterm (or KDE Konsole tab
> which I would say if I had been using KDE, but I haven't).
> Of course, this solution also allows you copy + paste
> operations. Other means of accessibility are provided by
> the window manager you're using.
> Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! :-)

That's what I get for waiting a week to look at email...


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