Terminal mirror, mirror terminal

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 05:07:44 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 10:48 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> I'm searching for a simplified solution that will work in the
> following scenario:
> I'm logging into a remote location of a user (ssh -Y) in order
> to perform some CLI tasks. I'd like the user to be able to see
> what I'm doing for educational purposes - I usually have him on
> the phone at the same time. So I see a CLI window on my desktop,
> I work on his system, enter commands and so on, and _he_ can see
> a terminal window on his desktop where he can see what I'm doing,
> he'll see my commands and their output "mirrored".
> It would be nice if this worked in X (from the user's point of
> view), but a text mode solution (where he'd probably have to
> login first) is also possible and welcome. A lightweight solution
> would be very nice, I'd prefer to work with on-board means. Is
> there a comfortable way to do this?

Well it won't get anymore lightweight than watch(8) eg "watch pts/1" :)
tmux works too.


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