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Petar Petrov

I like tmux better because it allows me to also split the terminal.

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Bobby Iliev Author

Hi Petar, you could do the same with screen actually.

If you press CTRL+a then SHIFT+S (note the capital S), this would create a second screen window like this.

Then you can press CTRL+a and then TAB to go to the second screen and after that press CTRL+a+c to create the second terminal.

But I'll definitely check xmux as well!

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Petar Petrov

It feels clunkier than tmux, which can split horizontal and vertical.

But its good to know for systems that don't have tmux, thanks!

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Ben Sinclair

Newer versions of screen let you split vertically and there's been a patch around for older versions for quite a few years.

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pklapperich

Yeah, I was doing vertical splits in screen back on Ubuntu Dapper. It took a surprisingly long time for upstream screen to accept the patches, but distros have commonly included the patches for vertical splits since before I first used screen.