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Re: Can a program create a new window ?

From: Nicolas Vigier
Subject: Re: Can a program create a new window ?
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 11:05:49 +0100 (CET)

Dan Mahoney, System Admin said:
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Michael C. Toren wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 07:25:30PM -0500, Phil!Gregory wrote:
>>> it might not have had anything to do with the screen interface.
>> ircii (and epic, bitchx, and friends) create multiple windows using
>> the curses library; screen isn't involved in any way.  This is the
>> same way in which vim (":new") and emacs ("C-x 2") display multiple
>> windows, for example.
> Actually, I recall reading about screen in an IRC manpage -- i.e. that
> was  what prompted me to learn about it.
> I don't recall which, this was years ago on the unix shell of a
> now-defunct ISP, but I think there was some mention of it.

BitchX had a feature similar to screen, where you could detach your screen,
logout and come back later and get back to your bitchx session. But it
didn't use screen.

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