I’ve already mention screen before and I’ve been using it for a while. If you don’t know what screen is you should really google it, it’s a great tool for terminal lovers.

I think OSX comes with screen by default since the last major upgrade to the terminal app. The problem with it is that it doesn’t allow vertical split, only horizontal.

I searched in ports for something like screen-vs but I couldn’t find anything. So I started looking for a manual installation and I got it, here it is:

$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/sources/screen co screen
$ curl http://old.evanmeagher.net/files/gnu-screen-vertsplit.patch > gnu-screen-vertsplit.patch
$ cd screen/src
$ patch < ../../gnu-screen-vertsplit.patch
$ ./configure --enable-locale --enable-telnet --enable-colors256 --enable-rxct_osc
$ make
$ sudo make install
After the installation you can hit __C-a __ or run split -v in command line mode.