Broadcasting to workspace

asked 2015-10-21 08:47:14 +0000

neosatan gravatar image

I would like to broadcast my input to multiple windows at the same time. Let say to whole workspace. So basically I type in a command like ssh -luser and then all my windows inside current workspace will fire up ssh and connect to that outside host. Basically I would like a similar functionality as broadcasting in terminator.

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This is not possible with i3. If your primary concern is SSH, you may want to have a look at Cluster SSH (cssh). cssh opens a terminal to each host given, you can give the same host multiple times. Input can then go to all terminals or just a subset. You can also use each terminal on its own.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-10-21 09:40:37 +0000 )edit

And I'm confident that we wouldn't provide such functionality in i3 as it would be a complete hack of the X specification which clearly only wants one window at a time to have the input focus.

Airblader gravatar imageAirblader ( 2015-10-21 15:35:40 +0000 )edit