Terminal Multiplexing

It’s possible to save the state of multiple terminal windows, tile programs side-by-side, attach to sessions over the network, and switch between different contexts. Unix’s screen is maybe the most famous of these, but there are several others.


dvtm is a program that makes it possible to layout different windows in grids. A companion program, abduco, allows these layouts to be persisted and handles session management.

dtach provides just the detach functionality of screen.

dwm handles window layout.