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window create


This command creates a new physical screen in a new TTY. If you are running under GNU Screen or Tmux, (normal) it will open a new screen/tmux window and put a new window in it. If you are running locally under X Window, it will open a new xterm and put a new window in it.

If you are running under BOTH X window and GNU Screen or tmux, then you may want to use /set wserv_type, which can be the value XTERM or SCREEN to force one or the other.

If you try to create a new XTERM screen, your client needs to be able to connect to the X server given in your DISPLAY environment variable, or window create will fail.

This command might not exist if whoever built it #undef'ined WINDOW_CREATE in config.h. It is defined by default.

If you want to get rid of your new screen, use window delete. Deleting a screen does not window kill the window. Use window delete_kill for that


This operation first appeared in ircII-2.2
The ability for screens to have different geometries first appeared in EPIC4-1.1.3
The ability to choose what kind of screen to create (set wserv_type) first appeared in EPIC4-1.1.14.
The ability to delete a screen and its window at the same time first appeared in EPIC5-2.1.4

window_create.txt · Last modified: 2023/12/25 04:13 by