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

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10 Responses

  1. DANIEL TRIPP says:

    Does anyone know what that font is “Use Conspy to View and Control Remote Linux Virtual Consoles in Real Time” in the image at the top of this story?
    I’ve searched for it – but cannot find it.

  2. 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.

      • Fred Mitchell says:

        True. I am always open to alternate ways of doing things. I have spent some time tooling tmux to meet my needs. There are other options for dealing with a large number of machines. I can perhaps deal with 10 machines concurrently with tmux, more if I push it. There’s an SSL option whose name escapes me.

        Sorry for taking so long to respond to this. The notification wound up in my spam filter!!!

    • libreman says:

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

  3. 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

  4. 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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