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spinner-1.2.4-1.el4.rf RPM for i386

From DAG packages for Red Hat Linux el4 i386

Name: spinner Distribution: Dag Apt Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Version: 1.2.4 Vendor: Dag Apt Repository,
Release: 1.el4.rf Build date: Fri Jun 8 17:37:44 2012
Group: Applications/Utilities Build host:
Size: 66615 Source RPM: spinner-1.2.4-1.el4.rf.src.rpm
Packager: Steve Huff <>
Summary: Anti-idle timeout preventer
Spinner is an anti-idle program that displays a little "spinning" ASCII
character in the top left corner of your terminal. To make this effect it
cycles through punctuation marks like this " - \ | / - \ | / ... " (try it to
see). By default the character is drawn in inverse video (or your terminal's
equivalent). But you can turn this off with the -i switch. In spinner mode
Spinner supports any terminal capable of handling VT100 style escape codes. In
null mode (-n switch) Spinner supports any terminal. In null mode there is no
visible output, and Spinner will not interfere with your terminal or
scrollback. If you find the little spinner in the top left corner to be
distracting use null mode. (-n switch).

Spinner is useful for keeping telnet and ssh links from dropping due to
inactivity. Many firewalls, and some ISPs drop connections when they are
perceived as idle. By having spinner running the server is constantly sending a
tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection. As of version 1.2
Spinner can also be activated with the -n switch so that, instead of displaying
a spinner, it simply sends out a periodic null character to the terminal. This
achieves the same anti-idle benefit without disturbing your screen. But it
lacks the coolness factor of a little spinner in the corner of the terminal...






* Tue May 08 2012 Steve Huff <> - 1.2.4-1
  - Initial package.



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