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pconsole (1)

Name

pconsole - parallel console

Synopsis

pconsole host[:port] [...]

Description

pconsole(1)                      User Commands                     pconsole(1)



NAME
       pconsole - parallel console

SYNOPSIS
       pconsole host[:port] [...]



DESCRIPTION
       The  pconsole  utility  creates  a host terminal window for each remote
       host that you specify on the command line. The  utility  also  opens  a
       central, or master, console window that propagates what you input there
       to each of the connections that you open.

       The pconsole utility is best run from within X Windows, although it  is
       possible to employ it without X (in console mode) as well.

       You  only  need to install pconsole on one machine in the cluster. This
       machine would usually be your central administrative node.

       If you have a serial-port multiplexer that allows  you  to  connect  to
       specific  port  numbers  on  the IP address of the multiplexer, you can
       specify the port number in addition to the hostname or  IP  address  as
       muxIP:portnumber.


       NOTE:  This program must be either run as root or by a user granted the
              "Parallel Console Access" rights profile:

              # usermod -P "Parallel Console Access" login-name


COMMANDS
       pconsole supports the following commands in the central console window:

       ? or help
              Prints a list of available commands.

       Ctrl-A Enters command mode.

       attach Attaches to a tty device.

       connect
              Leaves command mode.

       detach Detaches from a tty device.

       echo   Turns echo on or off.

       exit   Exits pconsole. This is the same as quit.

       list   Shows devices currently attached to.

       quit   Exits pconsole. This is the same as exit.

       version
              Displays version information.


EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0     Successful completion.


       1     An error occurred.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       P_TERM          By default, pconsole uses xterm(1) to create  a  window
                       to  the remote system.  You can specify another command
                       by setting the environment variable P_TERM to the  cho-
                       sen command.


       P_TERM_OPTIONS  By  default, pconsole uses the options "-geometry 80x24
                       -fn 10x20" to pass to the command that is specified  by
                       P_TERM,  or  to xterm(1) if P_TERM is unspecified.  You
                       can specify different options by setting  the  environ-
                       ment variable P_TERM_OPTIONS to the chosen options.


       P_CONNECT_CMD   By  default,  pconsole uses ssh(1) to make connections.
                       You can use a different command, such as rlogin(1),  by
                       setting  the  environment variable P_CONNECT_CMD to the
                       chosen command.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+-------------------+
       |Availability   | terminal/pconsole |
       +---------------+-------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted       |
       +---------------+-------------------+
SEE ALSO
       rlogin(1), ssh(1), xterm(1)



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded   from    http://www.heiho.net/pconsole/pcon-
       sole-1.0.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.heiho.net/pconsole/.



Solaris 11.4                      24 Sep 2008                      pconsole(1)