Sharing a terminal session with termshareWed 21 May 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags tools terminal
Termshare is a tool for sharing your terminal in a browser session. It supports both read-only and read-write sessions, and unlike many other tools it does not require any software installation on the remote side. This makes it tremendously handy for:
- Streaming terminal demonstrations to a diverse audience, or
- Sharing a terminal session with someone without needing to much about with ssh, tmux, screen, etc.
I've successfully used Termshare under both Fedora (19 and 20) and CentOS. To get started on these platforms, you'll need to install the Go language, git for cloning the termshare repository, and mercurial to support installation of some Go libraries:
# yum -y install golang git hg
Then, clone the Termshare repository:
$ git clone https://github.com/progrium/termshare.git $ cd termshare
Install the Go dependencies:
$ mkdir gopath $ export GOPATH=$PWD/gopath $ go get
This will yield...
go install: no install location for directory /home/lars/src/termshare outside GOPATH
...but you can ignore that. Then build the software:
And you're done! To start a read-only session, run
$ ./termshare _ _ | |_ ___ _ __ _ __ ___ ___| |__ __ _ _ __ ___ | __/ _ \ '__| '_ ` _ \/ __| '_ \ / _` | '__/ _ \ | || __/ | | | | | | \__ \ | | | (_| | | | __/ \__\___|_| |_| |_| |_|___/_| |_|\__,_|_| \___| Running this open source service supported 100% by community. Donate: https://www.gittip.com/termshare Session URL: https://termsha.re/12345678-ee85-49ba-66ce-987654321abc
Pass the session URL to people you want to view your terminal. Run
./termshare -c if you want someone to be able to control your
terminal as well as view it.