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       conspy - virtual console spy tool


       conspy [ options ] [ console ]


       Conspy allows the user to take control of a Linux virtual console.  The
       user can see what is displayed on the console and their keystrokes  are
       sent to it.

       To  exit  from  conspy  press  the  escape  key  three  times  in quick


       -V, --version
              Print the program’s version and exit.

       -v, --viewonly
              Don’t send keystrokes to the virtual console.

              If supplied, console must be a number in  the  range  1  ..  63,
              corresponding   to  the  virtual  console  device  /dev/tty1  ..
              /dev/tty63.   If  not  supplied  the  currently  active  virtual
              console is opened and tracked.


       Conspy  will not pass keystrokes to a virtual console whose keyboard is
       configured to send scan codes.  X configures its  keyboard  like  this.
       If  the  terminal  does  not have at least 64 colours no colour will be
       displayed.  Conspy ignores the mouse.  Conspy  may  display  some  non-
       ASCII  characters  incorrectly.  Conspy does not handle displays larger
       than 16000 characters (eg 200 rows x 80 columns).

       Conspy depends on  terminfo  and  curses  working  correctly  for  your
       terminal,  and  sometimes  they  don’t.   Konsole is/was one example of
       where they don’t.  Typing  control-L  will  redraw  the  screen,  which
       usually  fixes  the  mess  created.   It  also sends a control-L to the
       virtual console, of course.


       /dev/ttyX, /dev/vc/X
              The characters typed are sent to this device.  The latter is for
              devfs. It is only used if the former does not exist.

       /dev/vcsaX, /dev/vcc/aX
              The  display  of  the  virtual  console  is read from here.  The
              latter is for devfs. It is only used  if  the  former  does  not


       Russell Stuart, <>.