cereal(1) client program to attach to cereal session


cereal command [args]


cereal is the client program to attach to a running cereal session.


cereal takes various subcommands:
attach SESSION
Attach to (take control of) cereal session SESSION. This puts the user into a cereal console, provided by a command-restricted screen session. To detach from an attached session, use "C-\ d". For help on other available commands, use "C-\ ?". Cereal uses a limited instance of screen to provide the console. See screen(1) for more info on the available commands. `a' may be used in place of `attach'.
follow [options] SESSION
Follow (watch, without being able to intervene) a cereal session SESSION. The options are: -c [--cat] to cat log instead of follow; -p [--path] to output just the path to the log file and exit. `f' may be used in place of `follow'.
list [SESSION]...
List session(s). With no arguments, will list all sessions. The leading three characters in the list indicate: whether the session is running (+) or not (-) or in some unknown state (?), whether the user can attach to the session (a) or not (-), whether the user can follow the session (f) or not (-). If the session state is unknown (?), it's usually because the user asking for information about the session can't read the session stat file. `l' may be used in place of `list'.
Output a brief usage summary. `h' or `?' may be used in place of `help'.


Exit status is 0 if OK, 1 if minor problems, 2 if serious trouble.


Written by Jameson Rollins and Daniel Kahn Gillmor.


If the invoking user does not have read and execute access to the cereal session's supervise directory, `cereal list' may not always indicate that session's status accurately.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


Copyright © 2007 Jameson Rollins and Daniel Kahn Gillmor
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.