Open main menu

kibitz - allow two people to interact with one shell

xkibitz - allow multiple people to interact in an xterm

kibitz allows two (or more) people to interact with one shell (or any arbitrary program). Uses include:

  • ·A novice user can ask an expert user for help. Using kibitz, the expert can see what the user is doing, and offer advice or show how to do it right.
  • ·By running kibitz and then starting a full-screen editor, people may carry out a conversation, retaining the ability to scroll backwards, save the entire conversation, or even edit it while in progress.
  • ·People can team up on games, document editing, or other cooperative tasks where each person has strengths and weaknesses that complement one another.