On Wed, 04 Feb 2004, Paul Barry wrote:
> Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> >For future reference, GNU Screen is an absolutely blinding tool for this
> >sort of thing. It'll allow you (among many other features) to disconnect
>> But does anyone else end up lost in multi-modal hell after 2 or 3 weeks
> without a reboot?
> Virtual desktops containing Konsoles with multiple sessions, containing
> screen, containing emacs with multiple buffers (or even multiple shells).
Maybe it's just me but I can't really see a good reason to use the Konsole
_and_ gnu screen, but that's up to you. They're both really just terminal
multiplexers, no (one lightweight and functional, the other heavyweight and
limited)? Using multiple shells in emacs within multiple shells in gnu
screen seems a little unnecessary on the face of it too.
Up to you I guess. I personally just have virtual desktops in windowmaker
and screen in xterms. Much more would start to get cumbersome there's no
> I end up with this ctrl-tab, alt-tab, shift left/right, ctrl-z <number>,
> C-x b continuum of tasks and 'places' where I am concurrently.
> There's only so much modality a brain can usefully handle. Maybe Apple's
> onto something with Exposé.
If you really want to confuse yourself you can use gnu screen recursively
inside itself. There's a -e command character switch so you can have C-a
for the outermost, C-b for the next, etc etc.
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