terminal emulators available in the Cygwin environment

The classical Unix/BSD/Linux approaches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Screen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tmux … I urgently need to replace mintty within my Cygwin environment by something more serious. I need to split the screen horizontally or vertically. And I cannot cope with screen‘s shortcomings – esp. with its learning curve. https://cygwin.com/packages/package_list.html https://cygwin.com/packages/x86_64/konsole/ https://cygwin.com/packages/x86_64/konsole4/ Which packages can we find in Cygwin: $… Continue reading terminal emulators available in the Cygwin environment

a “terminal multiplexer” is a software application …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer Features: persistence multiple windows AKA screen splitting, screen tiling (my most wanted feature) – other applications have that as well (and for the same purpose): emacs, KDE konsole, … session sharing … Implementations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer#Implementations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Screen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tmux https://github.com/ruda/splitvt / https://slouken.libsdl.org/projects/splitvt/ …

KDE Konsole is a terminal emulator (AKA console) for the K Desktop Environment — outdated — I now prefer qterminal over konsole

https://konsole.kde.org https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/applications/konsole/commandreference.html#settings-menu — shortcuts, how to move the focus to another tab, … http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net https://cygwin.com/packages/package_list.html https://cygwin.com/packages/x86_64/konsole/ https://cygwin.com/packages/x86_64/konsole4/ I urgently need to replace mintty within my Cygwin environment by something more serious. I need to split the screen horizontally or vertically. And I cannot cope with GNU screen‘s shortcomings – esp. with its learning curve. Context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer… Continue reading KDE Konsole is a terminal emulator (AKA console) for the K Desktop Environment — outdated — I now prefer qterminal over konsole

GNU Screen

Its own manual:

The general prefix: C-a.

Temporarily switching to the builtin command line: C-a :.

Concepts, approaches, …:

  • persistent shell session
  • regions — displaying more than one window at a time, splitting horizontally or vertically (i.e. screen tiling / splitting), resizing the visible regions, …
  • scrolling — the usual scrolling is not available per se — #ToBeClarified — I am not 100% sure how scrolling within screen is meant to be done, but it does not feel well and reasonably usable (what a pity! K.O.!!!)

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