Subject: re: OT: screen(1) vs. window(1) (was: Re: Patch to add console scrollba ck support.)
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From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/02/2001 21:31:37
> how usable is it with 8 sessions?
I never used that much sessions. I use normaly only 3 or 4. But I don't
expect any problems using 8 sessions.
One advantage of window(1) is that it is included in the base system. No
extra pkgsrc comiles are needed. The same for bash(1) vs. ksh(1). Since
I discovered the capabilities of the pdksh(1), that is the ksh(1) of
NetBSD, I never wanted to install bash(1) again.
one should note that screen & window are really quite different. the former
provides N full screen (or split screen, for recent screen) windows, while
the latter provides N windows, of any size you like, including larger than
the size of the tty attached to (obviously, you can't see it all at the same
time in this instance.) window also includes a relatively complete
programming language, yet it has a lot fewer features than screen does