Terminal Emulator to access unix in windows.

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Does any one has a list of terminal emulators that I can use in winxp. Thank you
Question by:atwork2003
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    Hi atwork2003,

    Are you going to use X, ssh, or telnet to access the box?

    Windows has telnet, putty is a pretty good freeware SSH client, and I don't know of any free X terminals for WinXP.

    Good Luck!

    Author Comment

    putty is nice but the problem is, if I have more then one sessions open, I can not change the session layout to differentiate between each. I remember there was a progam that allowed me to do that but I dont have the name of the program. Do you know of any web sites where I can find the list. Thank you So much for your helo
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    Not quite the answer you were looking for, but if you execute this;

    printf "\033]2;`hostname`\007"

    The hostname of the machine will be displayed in the title bar of the emulator.  Works fine with putty.

    The only concern is that it is not automatic so if you telnet or ssh to another host while in the putty window, it won't change to the new host unless you run the command again.

    I put it in my .cshrc on most of the hosts that I use so that I can easily keep track of where I am.

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    You can change any of your putty sessions to look exactly how you want them, eg: colour, font sizes, window sizes, titles etc, so I don't see why you are having an issue with putty.

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    atwork2003, I prefer to use hostname in a shell prompt to diffirentiate between sessions from any terminal client.
    Just setup your profile in Unix something like:

    PS1="[\u@\h \W]\$ "

    Author Comment

    Thank you for all the help. I am actually looking for some other option. But I appreciate all the responses. Thank you:-)
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    Could you please explain what "other option" you are looking for?

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