A lightweight UTF-8 web based terminal
Achilterm is a lightweight UTF-8 web based terminal.
Achilterm is very simple to install on Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD, Solaris, cygwin and any Unix that runs Python.
Achilterm is initially forked from Ajaxterm which was inspired by Anyterm.
Achilterm is developed by Florent Gallaire email@example.com.
Download and Install
To install the last stable version from PyPI:
$ sudo pip install achilterm
To install the development version from GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/fgallaire/achilterm $ cd achilterm $ sudo python setup.py install
To run Achilterm after installation:
To run Achilterm from the source without installation:
Then point your browser to this URL: http://localhost:8022/
Documentation and Caveats
Achilterm support Python 2.5 and above and Python 3.2 and above
Achilterm require WebOb >= 1.0
If run as root achilterm will run /bin/login, otherwise it will run ssh localhost. To use an other command use the -c option.
By default Achilterm only listen at 127.0.0.1:8022. For remote access, it is strongly recommended to use https SSL/TLS, and that is simple to configure if you use the apache web server using mod_proxy.
Using ssl will also speed up achilterm (probably because of keepalive).
Using GET HTTP request seems to speed up achilterm, just click on GET in the interface, but be warned that your keystrokes might be loggued (by apache or any proxy). I usually enable it after the login.
Achiltermlite is a stripped-down client-side version of Achilterm.
usage: achilterm [options] options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -p PORT, --port=PORT set the TCP port (default: 8022) -c CMD, --command=CMD set the command (default: /bin/login or ssh localhost) -l, --log log requests to stderr (default: quiet mode) -d, --daemon run as daemon in the background -P PIDFILE, --pidfile=PIDFILE set the pidfile (default: /var/run/achilterm.pid) -i INDEX_FILE, --index=INDEX_FILE default index file (default: achilterm.html) -u UID, --uid=UID set the daemon's user id -L, --lite use Achiltermlite -w WIDTH, --width=WIDTH set the width (default: 80) -H HEIGHT, --height=HEIGHT set the height (default: 25)
Listen 443 NameVirtualHost *:443 <VirtualHost *:443> ServerName localhost SSLEngine On SSLCertificateKeyFile ssl/apache.pem SSLCertificateFile ssl/apache.pem ProxyRequests Off <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Proxy> ProxyPass /achilterm/ http://localhost:8022/ ProxyPassReverse /achilterm/ http://localhost:8022/ </VirtualHost>
- Achilterm 0.13 require Python 2.5 and above
Older Achilterm versions only support latin1, if you use Ubuntu or any LANG==en_US.UTF-8 distribution don’t forget to $ unset LANG:
- Achilterm 0.12 require WebOb >= 1.2 (use it with Python 2.6 and 2.7)
- Achilterm 0.11 require WebOb < 1.0 (use it with Python 2.5)
Compared to anyterm
- Achilterm polls the server for updates with an exponentially growing timeout when the screen hasn’t changed. The timeout is also resetted as soon as a key is pressed. Anyterm blocks on a pending request and use a parallel connection for keypresses. The anyterm approch is better when there aren’t any keypress.
Achilterm files are released under the GNU AGPLv3 or above license.
Achilterm codebase from Ajaxterm by Antony Lesuisse (email: al AT udev.org), License Public Domain.
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