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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
I wrote this a long time ago, wondering why this wasn't floating around somewhere out there (at least not where I could find).. this seems much more simple than multiple aliases and can cd out of directories easier.
This will make a false directory with the same file names as whatever directory you choose. This is wise to use when testing scripts that alter contents, filenames, or move files. I wrote this after an OOPS I made when renaming a directory of JPGs, PNGs, PSDs that were mixed. I recommend this as I lost over 2000 vacation pictures and some graphics I designed for software and web sites. :(
NOTE: This only creates name copies, that data itself is not copied.
This is a simple solution to running a remote program on a remote computer on the remote display through ssh.
1. Create an empty 'commander' file in the directory where you intend on running these commands.
2. Run the command
3. Hop on another computer and ssh in to the PC where you ran the command
4. cd to the directory where the 'commander' file is.
5. Test it by doing the following: echo "xeyes" > commander
6. If it worked properly, then xeyes will popup on the remote computer.
Combined with my other one liner, you can place those in some start-up scripts and be able to screw with your wife/daughter/siblings, w/e by either launching programs or sending notifications(my other one liner).
Also, creates a log file named comm_log in working directory that logs all commands ran.
Run this command when you are physically at the computer you wish to send pop-up messages to. Then when you ssh in to it, you can do this: echo "guess who?" > commander
guess who? will then pop up on the screen for a few moments, then disappear. You will need to create the commander file first. I mess with my wife all the time with this. i.e. echo "You have given the computer a virus. Computer will be rendered useless in 10 seconds." > commander