How to Use Conspy to View and Control Remote Linux Virtual Consoles in Real Time

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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8 Responses

  1. Was wondering what conspy can do that I can’t already do with tmux. I can already have many remote sessions with tmux, and even share keystrokes with them all, and much more.

    • @Fred,
      If tmux meets all your needs, that’s great! One of the wonders of the FOSS ecosystem is that there are several ways to get things done. A simple example: you can change the group ownership of a file (let’s call it file1) to my_group with either of the following two commands:
      chown :my_group file1
      chgrp my_group file1
      Of course we can have different opinions as to what is the best / most effective way to do things, but as long as the tools and the commands we choose get the job done, that’s a great thing IMHO.

    • libreman says:

      You can do that with GNU Screen too, so we have 3 tools to do the same task ;)

  2. cjwalter says:

    installed conspy in my machine and after ssh to the remote server and typed conspy. It says command not found. Using centos 6

  3. Gitesh says:

    Neat, I wasn’t aware of Conspy. You can also test using a local console: Press CTRL+ALT+F1 for tty1 or CTRL+ALT+F2 for tty2 etc

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