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Re: emacs for everything?

From: Maciek Pasternacki
Subject: Re: emacs for everything?
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 02:29:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

On Boomtime, The Aftermath 40, 3170 YOLD, Kai Grossjohann wrote:

>>> What's missing for screen is the equivalent of C-x b or iswitchb.
>> What's wrong with <hotkey> l (windowlist)?  I rarely use more than
>> eight windows so I don't need sophisticated methods to choose...
> Well, you use multiple separate screen instances, I think.
> But for the use case where you have one screen containing all sessions
> (with multiple xterms attached via "screen -x"), you'll get many
> sessions.  Something that's useful is to give them names that say
> something about the purpose.

<hotkey> : title <title> RET

> It seems to be natural for me to type C-o b frumple RET, say, to
> switch to the screen session where I logged in on frumple.  Or C-o b
> address@hidden RET for the root session on frumple.

<hotkey> ' <title> RET (select)
<hotkey> " (windowlist)

> But that's not my usage pattern.  I create sessions on demand, and
> then the number is not predictable.

You can create sessions with screen -t (either from shell-under-screen
(`screen' command in shell under screen sees $STY environment variable
and knows where it is) or from <hotkey> : command line), you can give
title to a session with <hotkey> : title.


__    Maciek Pasternacki <address@hidden> [ ]
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