[clug] tty -> SSH

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Oct 7 23:12:23 GMT 2004

On 7 Oct 2004, at 18:25, Joel Plane wrote:

> I have a Linux box and its sitting there display the progress of a 
> file transfer through wget (for example).

If you haven't already been using tty-snoop or screen (which require 
modifications to the system in advance of your need, so you must have 
been prescient), you could:
  - check the size of the file on the file system
  - start another wget of the same file, through the same proxy, and see 
where it
    gets up to in the first few seconds (ie: see how much it gets from 
the proxy)

ie: check the side effects of the task.

Or call someone who is in the physical proximity of the machine, ask 
them to wake up the screen (press a "safe" key like shift or caps lock) 
and tell you what they see. Unless you've got a console lock active, in 
which case you're SOL :)


Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of 
your foes. (Irish Proverb)
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