specifies the width of the list window, if the default is not
satisfactory. For example, if your machines have exceptionally long
names, you might have to use this parameter to configure the desired
width of the list window.
specifies the width of the terminal window, if the default is not
satisfactory. For example, if you use omnitty in any X terminal with a
small font you can increase the with to see longer lines without
wrapping. The default is to give you an 80 column terminal and leave
the remaining width for the summary area.
The Omnitty Projects official homepage is the following:
There you will find author information, FAQ, links to the latest version of the program, etc.
This program was written by Bruno T. C. de Oliveira, a computer-science student at Universidade de S�o Paulo, Brazil. My e-mail address is:
When you specify @foo as a machine name when adding, the default program behavior is to read a file named foo in the current directory and add all the machines listed there (one per line). If however you set the OMNITTY_AT_COMMAND environment variable, omnitty will, instead of trying to open a file named foo, execute the command OMNITTY_AT_COMMAND supplying it the argument foo. The output of this command will be interpreted as a list of machines to add (one per line).
Multiple-host network administration usually involves running the same set of commands on several different machines. An administrator might ssh into each of the machines in his network individually to perform the required tasks, but the process soon becomes repetitive and prone to errors. Scripts might help in the case of noninteractive programs and when the administrator knows exactly what commands are to be given. Error handling in these scripts is also difficult to code, and the process becomes especially tedious if these tasks have to be done regularly.
Omnitty tries to present a different approach to manipulating several machines remotely. It simultaneously logs you into all the machines you specify and then presents a screen in which you navigate through the list of machines. When you select a machine, its "terminal" is shown onscreen and they keypresses you type are sent to that machine while it is selected. The user may freely navigate the list, interacting with the machines in any order.
Another feature is that you can tag machines on the list and enter a mode where the input you provide is directed to ALL the machines you tagged, simultaneously. Thus you might tag all the machines in which you need to run a particular command and then type the command once to have all machines execute it.
Omnitty not only works with regular commands, but also with visual programs. For example, you might run vi remotely on several machines simultaneously, and every keystroke you supply will be reproduced in every machine you tagged. Thus you might interactively edit files in several machines at once.
Copyright (c) 2004 Bruno Takahashi C. de Oliveira. All rights reserved.
This program is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or, at your option, any later version. For full license information, please refer to the COPYING file that accompanies the program.
|Omnitty SSH multiplexer||OMNITTY (1)||August 2004|