I asked the question How to use
less depending on the line count? with the intention of browsing many files without having to scroll up too far to view my history after displaying a long file, while keeping short files' contents directly visible.
However, it would be even more convenient to simply use half the screen for "usual" bash output and the other half (right or top, probably a matter of taste) for
cat output. Is there a nice way (maybe some
screen-magic) to achieve this? I.e. have a splitscreen terminal, where a simple pipe relocates output to the other half, and maybe some second pair of hotkeys to separately scroll through that half's buffer?
My first impulse would be using
mkfifo for the pipe, but maybe there's an easier way or someone actually already wrote a tool for this...