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Is there a way to have one window display more than one terminal at once? (Not in the typical tabbed configuration, more like a grid of arbitrary number of terminal screens)

Ideally I'd like to have a 3 column by 2 row window with 6 terminal instances in the one window.

An application with this as a feature is preferable.

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check out this question as well: superuser.com/questions/55459/… –  John T Nov 16 '09 at 5:09

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There is Terminator which comes as a Debian package.
Maybe you can get it working on your Mac (use the source).

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GNU Screen for Mac can do this:

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Use a tiling window manager with multiple terminals to arrange them quickly and easily in any such configuration. Use a workspaces feature that is in almost all linux window managers to switch between that layout and other window layouts (like regular maximized apps). I prefer xmonad. Another nice feature of a tiling window manager is that you can remove the titlebars from those 6 windows to remove wasted space.

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