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I just figured out that it was possible to have split terminals with gnu screen. But the problem is that it doesn't split windows, but create a new region which is always present. I'd like to be able to switch from a split window to another non-split window...

For example:

  • in window 0 I'd like to run gdb split with minicom
  • in another (window 1) I just would like to have a terminal
  • in another (window 2) another instance of gdb split with another instance of minicom.

I can get this behaviour when calling screen inside screen!

But I'd like to know if it is possible to do that in a single session of screen. Because the ^a a escape thing really bothers me...

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You might want to take a look at tmux: http://tmux.sourceforge.net/ I know it's not screen, but I believe it has the particular feature you are looking for.

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Great ! this is exactly what I needed ! thanks a lot ! – Ayman Khamouma Jan 3 '10 at 11:25

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