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Posted: 28 Mar 2001
 

Ever wanted more than one NetWare Server command line console screen? Sometimes it might be cool to be able to view more than one screen of information at a time.

Well, actually, you can!

  • Hit [Ctrl][Alt][Esc] and enter the hung console menu.
  • Pick Option 3, Spawn a New Command Line, and voila - two console screens.

Commands can be issued on each screen completely independent of each other.

Want a third console screen? Just repeat the steps.

Another way to do this, as suggested by Ross Irvine:
You might want to add that you can spawn extra consoles from the command line (I use it if I know I'm going to unload an nlm that'll never return!).

  • EXEC COMMANDHERE
    eg EXEC UNLOAD BADNLM
    eg EXEC DISPLAY SLP SERVICES etc etc..

This spawns another console command thread (same as ctl-alt-esc 3).

To close a spawned console type:
BYE


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