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spungo
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posted July 26, 2002 05:20     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was toying with an eMac in a store the other day, just to weigh up the idea of getting one - I have a question. I couldn't launch more than one xterm. Is it restricted in OS X to just a single xterm? Or am I going nuts?

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Steen
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posted July 26, 2002 19:07     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
going?

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted July 26, 2002 19:15     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im so ashamed i must be losing my mind.. i didnt even notice that one

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ilovemydualg4
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posted July 27, 2002 18:07     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no, of course you can

if you mean the terminal app....
once it's open do an apple-n to get a new window

if you are in single user mode, or logged in with no gui (log in as >console)

then type “window”

it will split the screen into 2,

then, to switch “windows” hit ctrl-p and then the nubmer of the “window”

hope that helped

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted July 28, 2002 08:18     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cant say that it did...

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ilovemydualg4
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posted July 28, 2002 09:32     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
cant say that it did...


wa?

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neotatsu
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posted July 28, 2002 22:32     Click Here to See the Profile for neotatsu   Click Here to Email neotatsu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
seems rather... over-complicated...

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spungo
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posted July 29, 2002 01:27     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cheers, dualg. Nice one, geezer.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted July 29, 2002 03:00     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
seems rather... over-complicated...

actually, it isn't, if you are in the gui, you can just do a command-n or "file new" to get a new one...

however, if you are running it w/o a gui, and i doubt you would be, that's how it is for most *nix os's

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spungo
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posted July 29, 2002 03:54     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
going?

Hey!!! ... this isn't helping my paranoia, ya know.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted July 29, 2002 13:38     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Hey!!! ... this isn't helping my paranoia, ya know.


oh, don't listen to spungo, he is only being controlled by those big huge alliens that are hovering over your head, but hide whenever you look up
he is just being influenced to distract you from them

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uilleann
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posted July 29, 2002 14:38     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hrm... are they the same as THEM? We don't have a rival set of maniacs out there, do we? ;-)

Oh, that reminds me, I'm working on the expertise database system for my university, and looking at the search results for the public site the other day (which I've just implemented), I found that someone had tried searching it for "international agents"... do they think we run a spy camp here, offering degrees in espionage? ;-)

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dragonman97
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posted July 29, 2002 16:40     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ilovemydualg4:
actually, it isn't, if you are in the gui, you can just do a command-n or "file new" to get a new one...

however, if you are running it w/o a gui, and i doubt you would be, that's how it is for most *nix os's



Yes, but in KDE, under Linux, I can click on the Konsole icon repeatedly, and get as many terminals as I want - though I'd rather use the new terminal button inside the Konsole, which gives me a tabbed interface to many terminals, akin the ttys, such that I can use Shift-Left|Right to go through them. To me, this is easier than a command or keystroke (though I usually much prefer the latter).

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frankflynn
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posted July 30, 2002 12:09     Click Here to See the Profile for frankflynn   Click Here to Email frankflynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:


Yes, but in KDE, under Linux, I can click on the Konsole icon repeatedly, and get as many terminals as I want - though I'd rather use the new terminal button inside the Konsole, which gives me a tabbed interface to many terminals, akin the ttys, such that I can use Shift-Left|Right to go through them. To me, this is easier than a command or keystroke (though I usually much prefer the latter).

Well yes - the two applications are different. Remember Apple is designed more towards users who would never use a UNIX command line; KDE under LINUX is different - Apple's HI guidelines say clicking on the doc icon brings the App to the front (launches it if necessary) but doesn't open windows unless that is part of being launched.

Still if you want the behavior you described do this:

-Open AppleScript and paste this into a blank script

tell application "Terminal"
do script with command ""
end tell

-Then save this as an "Application" and put this into your dock instead of the terminal application. Each time click on this your terminal app will open a new window.

Good Luck,
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