Re: [dev] Shameless patch request

From: Justin Pogue <>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:21:51 -0600

I hadn't thought of that. DVTM would work nicely I think.

Still a neat idea for a patch imo. Maybe I'll take a swing at it and
learn a thing or two.

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Daniel Kowalski <> wrote:
> On 12/07/2011 06:04 PM, Justin Pogue wrote:
>> At work, I typically have a terminal doing something like "while true;
>> do ls -l /var/cores && sleep 10 && clear; done", and it bugs me that
>> I'm taking up so much screen space with things like that when all I
>> need to be able to see is whether or not there are any files being
>> created there.  All I need is 2 or 3 lines of output.
>> What would be awesome would be the ability to adjust the height of a
>> specific window in the stack and have all of the other windows just
>> fill the available space.  I am not much of a programmer outside of
>> the occasional butchering of perl for the purposes of automating
>> things I don't really understand.  If this would be easy to do and
>> someone is bored and/or feels like being a generally awesome guy, I
>> would be forever in your debt.  If this already exists or if there are
>> better solutions, I'm open to that too.
>> regards,
>> justin
> I use screen for that: open term, launch screen, split window (C-a S),
> resize upper (or lower) half to desired height (C-a :resize 10), run
> your commands, switch to other half (C-a tab), launch new shell (C-a C-c).
> You now have 10-line 'status' window with still functional terminal below.
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