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Old 23rd October 2011
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Hello, new to BSD. I am installing Snort on openBSD 4.9. Is there a way to open multiple terminals without using the GUI? I would like to have snort run with be able to do other tasks.

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See http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq7.html#SwitchConsole
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There is also tmux(1).
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There is also X(7).

See xdm(1), or startx(1)/xinit(1), for further details on your system.
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There's also the shell's built-in job control, though that introduces problems of having to save output somewhere so you can be sure you don't miss anything...

Example:

$ ./some_long_running_command.sh 2>&1 | tee some_logfile.log
<hit Ctrl-Z>
$ bg
$ <do whatever else you need to do>
$ fg # returns you to ./some_long_running_command.sh
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Is there a way...without using the GUI?
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There is also X(7).
Hah! I make these mistakes so often, BSDfan, and you always catch them and correct me. Now, I'm amused.
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What? I made no mistake, honest .. except for my use of [oman][/oman] perhaps, which is still referencing outdated 4.8 man pages.

Oh, and none of the X set man pages are online.. so you have to view them locally.

And if you thought the section number 7 was a mistake for X, it wasn't.. it simply goes page that introduces X11, and not to the actual man page for the X server.
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As for the OP not wanting to use X, well, that most definitely is a mistake. But not mine.
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