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New screen features available
New screen features available
Tue, 6 Feb 2007 23:34:31 +0100
Hi Screen Users,
you probably wonder why the new version of screen is not already
available. Well, it got delayed a bit because of a couple of new
features I've added. The development version is available from
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:address@hidden:/sources/screen co screen
Here are the new features:
- vertical split, complete with resizing
^A | split vertically
resize [-l] [-h] [-v] <amount>
-l : resize is local to slice
-h : resize horizontally
-v : resize vertically
amount: 10 resize to size 10
amount: +10 make 10 bigger
amount: -10 make 10 smaller
amount: 10% make it 10% of all
amount: = make all windows equal
- better resize code using weights
the layout will stay in shape even after heavy resizing
- window groups
currently a bit ugly to create:
screen -t <name> //group
creates a group named <name>
a group is a subset of windows, ^Aw will only display the
current group and next/prev will not leave the group.
Use ^A" to list all windows of the current group (this also
leaves to group, so that next/prev or a second ^A" will
show the other windows.
A layout stores the current setup of the display, i.e. all the
slices and the window assignments.
layout save Desktop1
will save the current setup under the name "Desktop1". If you
detach and reattach later on, the layout will automatically
be restored. "Desktop1" will become the current layout.
layout autosave off
This turns the autosafe feature off. Layouts are automatically
saved if autosave is on and the user detachs or switches to
layout new Desktop2
Create a new empty layout named "Desktop2".
layout name "foo"
Rename the current layout to "foo".
layout load "name"
Load the next/prev layout / the layout named "name".
layout attach :last
layout attach "name"
Set the layout used when somebody is attaching. Default is ":last",
this is the layout that was current when the last detach was done.
Besides the restoring of the screen on re-attach, layouts can be
used to implement a kind of "virtual desktop" in screen. Say
you put "layout save Desktop1" in your ~/.screenrc. If you
need a new Desktop, do "^A:layout new Desktop2". You can then
use "layout next" to switch between both layouts.
So, feedback welcome. You probably have a lot of suggestions and
enhancement requests. Sorry that development is a bit slow at
the moment due to not enough spare time...
Michael Schroeder address@hidden
- New screen features available,
Michael Schroeder <=
- Re: New screen features available, cga2000, 2007/02/06
- Re: New screen features available, Alan Young, 2007/02/06
- Re: New screen features available, Sadrul H Chowdhury, 2007/02/07
- Re: New screen features available, janth, 2007/02/07
- Re: New screen features available, Nikolai Weibull, 2007/02/07
- Re: New screen features available, Michael Schroeder, 2007/02/07
- Re: New screen features available, Adam Monsen, 2007/02/07