[CentOS] ncurses admin tool over ssh

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 23:23:35 UTC 2007

James D. Parra wrote:
> Just installed CentOS 5 64bit. I come from a Suse environment and I am
> curious if there is a ncurses type admin tool similar to Yast? I don't want
> to run X windows on this server.

You can do most of the administration tasks from the command line and 
some of the system-config tools have curses versions, but there is no 
curses-based utility to glue them together.  Note, however that you can 
run the X based versions remotely over ssh without having X running on 
the server itself - you only need the X libraries installed.  For 
example if you 'ssh -Y server' from an xterm window on your local 
desktop, log in, and run 'system-config-network', the GUI network config 
tool will open on your desktop.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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