Terminal mirror, mirror terminal

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Nov 17 05:29:42 UTC 2015

On Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:07:41 -0600, Adam Vande More wrote:
> 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".
> >
> > [...]
> >
> Well it won't get anymore lightweight than watch(8) eg "watch pts/1" :)

Thank you! This is _exactly_ what I've been searching for, and
it's even part of the operating system! I've tried it locally
with two classic xterms - exactly what I need. It even duplicates
"rich apps" (text mode programs) like the Midnight Commander
or automatically updating output like "htop" properly.

Magdeburg, Germany
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