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Hello Dear Visitors, this is your tech home to know a bit more about Tech. You can choose your particular tech categories according to your interest. Today, I am going to write the post about Kali Linux Terminal, and its about hidden feature. if you want to know, then you can go to read the post till the end. So now, we’ll move towards seeing the magic with the Linux terminal. This magic name is – How to Split a single Kali Linux terminal into multiple terminals?

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Why we should do split the terminal into multi parts?

This is the best question to know why we have to do split it ourselves terminal window?

Okk, Let’s discuss about some major points to why we use multiple terminal in the single window-

  • If you want to use and run multiple processes in the single window.
  • You can see all the desired results in single window with multiple typed commands.
  • This is very helpful for those users who want to use multiple commands concurrently or simultaneously in a single terminal window.

Let’s do that and start our journey –

Split the Single Linux Terminal into multiple terminals

Ok, We are ready to know this interesting and hidden magic trick.

Step 1: Open your Kali Linux terminal Window

First of all, you have to open your kali linux terminal window. You can use the keyboard shortcut key to open your command terminal.

Press Ctrl + Alt + t key at a one time.

Step 2: Type the “Screen” Command in terminal window

Type the “screen” command in your terminal window. This command helps you to do a lot of things, you can do this in terminal window like a magic. But we will discuss only one thing in this post – Split terminals.

Type the following Command -
sudo screen

Step 3: Type the following command to split it your terminal window

After type “screen” command, you have to press some shortcut keys to implement your goal.

Type the following shortcut keys –

Ctrl + A   then Ctrl + | (pipe sign) 

After pressing these shortcut keys, your terminal window look a like as -

As the above picture, So now, you have to Press “Ctrl + A” then press the Tab key to move your cursor on next right side terminal. After moving your cursor, press “Ctrl + A” then “Ctrl + C” command to activate your right side terminal.


As above image, So now, you have to press the “Ctrl +A” key then “Ctrl +S” key to create a horizontal terminal or section.


As above image, so now, you have to press again the “Ctrl + A” key then “tab” to jump the cursor on your next bottom terminal then press “Ctrl + A” and “Ctrl + C” key to activate your terminal.


So, as it is, you can also create your own multi terminal window and run your particular command within each window.


You can type and run your commands in a single window with each terminal window.

Ctrl + A then Ctrl + | => Create vertical terminal partition.

Ctrl + A then Ctrl + S => Create horizontal terminal partition.

Ctrl + A then Tab => move your cursor on the next terminal window.

Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C => Activate your particular terminal to execute any command.

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