What Is Your Favorite Terminal Setup?

Alex Esplin alex.esplin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 19:50:36 MDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 22:25, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Alex Esplin <alex.esplin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Terminator is quite configurable, and has lots of things to tweak and
>> tinker with, which was another plus for me, too.
> What does Terminator give you that screen doesn't?

This has already been partially answered, but it gives me the ability
to divide pixels in my terminal the way I want to. I was testing Moab
in a grid environment (simulating multiple clusters each running their
own Moab instance, controlled by a "master" Moab) the other day, and
Terminator gave me the ability to have 4 chunks of screen each devoted
to a different Moab peer. I ran screen in each of those chunks, with
one window for gdb and one a normal terminal to send commands to Moab
from.  In another chunk, I had a screen session with gdb and a normal
terminal for sending commands to the master Moab. And in another chunk
I had space to run hg bisect to find the offending commit for an issue
I was looking at.

I could have done all that with a single screen session, but the
flexibility of dividing my my display space to be able to see lots of
things at once is a big win for me.

Alex Esplin

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