On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 07:04:59AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> Some question, inspired by my mainframe time...
> Is there a port that allows FreeBSD to be equipped with some kind
> of status line when using the shell on a text mode console? With
> "status line" I mean some automagically updating text line that
> informs about... date, time, terminal, actual system load, number
> of users logged in or another status, for example like this:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~/src/bla% _
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:ttyv2 (3)          .:I  <= =>    2008-11-30 07:02:15
> For example, the status line sits in line 25, line 24 contains
> a barrier, and the shell runs on lines 1 - 23.
> Is there anything comparable? Or do I have to write my own? :-)

Sounds like something screen(1) offers.  See sysutils/screen.

In general, this is really not something the *operating system* offers,
or the shell.  This is often the responsibility of a third-party
program that manipulates the pty.

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