I just want a terminal based package that could be installed with sudo apt-get install packagename that should split my terminal into two sessions. I'm using WSL2 in Windows 11. Any help will be appreciated...

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byobu (based on tmux) can do this.

sudo apt-get install byobu
<Press CTRL+F2>

You can even create more splits.

There is zero mouse support:

  • To switch between the previous and the next, press SHIFT-F3, or SHIFT-F4 the other way round.
  • To scroll up and down there are similarly non-intuitive shortcuts: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Byobu

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  • Byobu is nice wrapper. As backend, it uses tmux or screen.
    – mmv-ru
    Commented Feb 13, 2023 at 20:51

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