Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Tabbed Console for Windows

Ok, I forgot to mention one thing - there's a cool little open source project called Console ( that you just have to start using. Get the 2.0 development version - its pretty far along that you can use it without any major glitches. This little thing lets you create a tabbed Windows command shell or for that matter even a tabbed cygwin or powershell. Its what are you waiting for. Get it now, along with notepad++( if you didn't know about that either.....:)

For example you could load multiple cygwin windows as shown here by pointing to the cygwin.bat file -

Once you have cygwin setup, you could create tabs that spawn off an ssh shell to a server by creating a cygwin modified batch file for connection to that server -
(Example contents of this script)
@echo off
chdir C:\cygwin\bin
bash --login -i -c "export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0; ssh -X myuserid@remotesvrname"

- Amit

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