Spinner

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Spinner

http://www.laffeycomputer.com/spinner.html
Keeps telnet and ssh links from dropping

Spinner keeps telnet and ssh links from dropping due to inactivity. Many firewalls and some ISPs drop connections when they are perceived as idle. Spinner acts as a keep-alive by constantly sending a tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection. It displays a little "spinning" ASCII character in the top left corner of your terminal. It can also be activated with the -n switch so that, instead of displaying a spinner, it simply sends out a periodic null character to the terminal. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100-style escape codes. It also has a mode called "Ghost in the Machine" mode, which you can use to write the spinner character to ANY tty, not just your own.





Licensing

License

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License

GPLv2

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Janet Casey

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28 January 2003




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Joe Laffey Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/spinner
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:software@laffeycomputer.com
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/spinner
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/spinner


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