Konsole for me!
Posted Jun 7, 2004 10:08 UTC (Mon) by priyadi
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
(OK, I'm late to the party, but here's my take.)
After using several terms in the past 8 years (xterm, rxvt, eterm, aterm,
gnome-terminal, konsole), now I'm a happy konsole user. Why konsole?
- It is scriptable via dcop. My work consists of managing about 2 dozens
of server. To open sessions (in tabs) to all those servers, I created a
shell script similar to this:
for A in $SESSIONS ; do
NEWSESSION=`dcop $KONSOLE konsole newSession $A`
dcop $KONSOLE $NEWSESSION renameSession $A
dcop $CURSESSION closeSession
it's a lot better than 2 dozens of xterms cluttering your desktop and
- konsole has 'monitor for activity' and 'monitor for silence', the former
is useful for watching if there's an activity (talk invitation, etc) in a
particular tab, the latter is useful if you want to be notified whenever
e.g. a lengthy compile has finished
- if you are like me have 2 dozens of open sessions, you'll appreciate
'send input to all sessions' feature. when this enabled, anything you type
on one tab will also be sent to the other tabs on the same konsole window.
no need to copy commands, and paste them multiple times.
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