Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to split bash window or bash shell a small tutorial

The answer to all these problems is using the dynamic virtual terminal manager or the DVTM. This utility can be installed on ubuntu or debian using:
sudo apt-get install dvtm
This can be invoked by using the command:
dvtm
To create a new window in the same shell, use ctrl-g followed by c for create.
To move between windows use ctrl-g followed by j or k.
To arrange them in a grid, use ctrl-g followed by g.

Another tool that can be used for this purpose is byobu. You can apt-get this tool in the same way as the dvtm tool.  Screen tool can also be used for this same purpose. dvtm and byobu are supported by ubuntu and are good alternatives to the screen utility.