Updated: screen-4.0.3-6 (test release)

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epamail.epa.gov
Fri Nov 19 15:02:00 GMT 2010

A new version of screen, 4.0.3-6, is available in the Cygwin distribution.
This is a test release, that includes the experimental vertical split
feature (http://fungi.yuggoth.org/vsp4s/).  Because this is a test release,
you'll have to click through the list of available versions of screen in
setup.exe in order to see and install it.

The purpose of this release is to allow Cygwin users to try out the
vertical split feature.  Many people seem to have been using this feature
happily for a long time, and most distros seem to include it in their
screen packages now.  However, the feature is undocumented AFAIK, and I
myself had no success in using it.  So, if you're interested in this
feature, please try it out and let me know (1) how well it works for you;
and (2) how it works, so I can include that information in README.Cygwin.
I'll include the feature in a new current release if and only if enough
people tell me that they like it and it works.

screen is a terminal multiplexer and window manager that runs several
separate 'screens' on a single physical character-based terminal.  Each
virtual terminal emulates a DEC VT100 plus several ANSI X3.64 and ISO 2022
functions.  You can create multiple windows with any programs in them, kill
the current window, switch between windows or copy text between them, view
a list of active windows, rename windows, view scrollback history, and
more.  You can detach your session and even log out if you wish; your
programs will keep running, and you can reattach later, maybe when logged
in from a different host.

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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