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Updated Mon, 11 Jul 2022 01:17:01 GMT

alternatives to Gnu screen under Cygwin

Are there any terminal multiplexers for Cygwin/Windows other than Gnu's screen?

I know of 2 alternatives to the Gnu's screen application: Byobu and TMux. However, neither of these run under Windows using Cygwin.


Indeed neither byobu nor tmux are available as Cygwin packages, but you could try building them from source. Lots of programs do build without Cygwin-specific patches these days.

(Btw, byobu actually is Screen, but with a fancy default configuration.)

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  • +5 – As a little update on the matter: tmux is now available on cygwin (as is tmux) as a package, available through the default cygwin installer. — Apr 13, 2014 at 20:00