[CentOS] Equivalent command or file

Will McDonald wmcdonald at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 14:46:09 UTC 2005

On 16/09/05, Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net> wrote:
> List, is there an equivalent on Linux as "watch" under FreeBSD, as well
> as the "snp" or snoop device that permits one to watch what is going on
> in another terminal?  Yes there are privacy issues here, but in a home
> system with a couple of folks logged in trying to help with compiling
> stuff, it'd be nice to see what and how they are doing it.

If you've got expect installed you'll probably have kibitz which I
suspect is exactly what you're after. It's dead handy.

kibitz               (1)  - allow two people to interact with one shell

kibitz allows two (or more) people to interact with one shell (or any
arbitrary program).  Uses include:

·   A  novice  user can ask an expert user for help.  Using kibitz,
the expert can see what the user is doing, and offer advice or show
how to do it right.

·   By running kibitz and then starting a full-screen editor, people
may carry out a conversation, retaining the ability  to  scroll 
backwards, save the entire conversation, or even edit it while in

·   People  can  team up on games, document editing, or other
cooperative tasks where each person has strengths and weaknesses that
complement one another.


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