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Tabbed Terminal for OS X

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Rich GibsonPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
03:31 PM ET (US)
It looks like it could be sweet, but on my iBook it unexpectedly quits when attempting to use any of the options...Since I basically live at the command line, it is rather important that it not quit on me (killing everything that I am working on, and causing me to lose work...)

Is it working for anyone else?
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Dav ColemanPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
02:09 PM ET (US)
ChakaTodd: exactly! I've got a vi session that's been running since sometime in August and a BitchX irc session about as old.
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ChakaToddPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
02:06 PM ET (US)
I second the vote for screen! It buys you a lot more than tabbed terminals. If have editing and e-mail sessions that exist for months at a time.
Edited 12-16-2002 02:16 PM
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spaceship operatorPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
10:44 AM ET (US)
Kisrael,

I've been missing tabbed terminals on OS X since I started using it. I got hooked on them with KDE's Konsole, and KDE doesn't run terribly well on OS X just yet.

A tabbed terminal is fantastic for programming work-- I always kept konsole going with at least four tabs (usually more like eight), opened to various test machines and the like. The keyboard shortcuts make switching (and opening, and closing, and renaming) tabs a quick and simple process, and I don't have to deal with managing a fat stack of windows on top of my already fat stack of windows.

The advantages to tabs are speed, reduced clutter (a huge deal when you've got overlapping terminals full of very similar text), and visibility (the tabs show you which panes are open, where each pane is in the rotation, etc).
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Phil ThompsonPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
10:11 AM ET (US)
Screen is nice, but I would give up a line or two of real estate on my monitor for a bit more context about where exactly I am. Yes, I know you can name windows and even keep the window name visible for the current screen, but I'd love to have tabs at the bottom, always visible (or toggle-able with a key-stroke) that shows all open sessions and where you are.

This should be possible without a gui, keeping things VT100.
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kisraelPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
08:20 AM ET (US)
I just don't get why people are so gaga for tabs. Maybe on pre-dock MacOS, but these days, with docks and task bars, what's the big deal, between that and opening two windows?
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Cowboy XPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
06:18 AM ET (US)
GLterm is also pretty sweet. It uses OpenGL graphics to make the terminal much more responsive. You wouldn't think that 3D acceleration would make that big a difference for a text parser, but, well... it does.
Edited 12-16-2002 06:19 AM
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Dav ColemanPerson was signed in when posted
12-16-2002
05:27 AM ET (US)
I wouldn't want to live without screen. Not only multiplexes terminal sessions, but also the ever-so-handy detach/re-attach feature that let's me keep remote sessions running even if my local machine gets disconnected or shutdown...

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