SCREEN - window manager Latest Change: Tue Sep 24 03:26:42
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| | | GNU  |  [2003-12-05]
| | |Screen|
| | |      |  the terminal
`-`-`------'  multiplexer
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SCREEN - Links

Some more links to related projects.

GNU Project on SCREEN
Michael Schroeder 011206:
Screen is *not* a GNU project - but a GNU program (aka GNU software). That's why it is in the pub/gnu directory of rms sent us an email last year that starts with "I hereby dub Screen a GNU program." ;-)


ratpoison [2001-05-07]
Description: ratpoison is a window manager for Windows which has the same basic idea like screen - switch between windows easily. no mosue required.
Marino Duregon mduregon(at) told me about ratpoison. i havent tried it yet - feedback is welcome!

Other terminal managers

Other useful tools for work on terminals. splitvt has somewhat become intergrated with SCREEN now as you can now split windows horizontally. (no, vertical split is sometimes asked for but has not yet been implemented - sorry!)

Description: "This program takes any VT100 terminal window and splits it into two shell windows, one on top and one on bottom. It allows you to watch two terminal sessions at once, which can be very useful whenever you want more screen real-estate without messing with windows."
Home Page: [2000-08-29]
	   52 Nov 14  1996 splitvt-1.6.3.tar.MD5
	57692 Nov 14  1996 splitvt-1.6.3.tar.gz
	 4437 Nov 14  1996 splitvt-SECURITY-ANNOUNC

synergy [2002-09-06]
synergy: [noun] a mutually advantageous conjunction of distinct elements
Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It's intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).
Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all. Learn more about how it works.
Synergy is open source and released under the GNU Public License (GPL)

twin [2002-06-01]
Description: "Twin is a text-mode windowing environment: it draws and manages text windows on a text-mode display, like X11 does for graphical windows. It has a built-in window manager and terminal emulator, and can be used as server for remote clients in the same style as X11. It can display on Linux console, on X11 and inside itself."
Author: Massimiliano Ghilardi max(at)

Small+Tiny Window Managers

Even if you should use an X window system - there are nice and small windows managers out there. Who needs Gnome and KDE, anyway?


small window manager (swm)

"VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures."

TightVNC [2002-09-24]
An Enhanced VNC Distribution. Enhancements: Local cursor handling. Efficient compression algorithms. Configurable compression levels. Optional JPEG compression. Web browser access. Operating under Unix and Windows. Advanced Properties dialog in WinVNC. Security and reliability fixes. Automatic SSH tunneling on Unix.

Sven Guckes <>
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