spinner - Keep ssh and telnet connections from dropping due to inactivity

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package name spinner
Package version 1.2.4
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Installed size 40.71 KB
Download size 13.29 KB
Official Mirror pkg.freebsd.org
Spinner is a small 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. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100 style escape codes.
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.
Thus (for search engines) Spinner is an anti-dle, timeout preventing,
background daemon process for Unix variants including Linux.
WWW: http://www.laffeycomputer.com/spinner.html
- Michael L. Hostbaek
Categories: sysutils
Maintainer: mich@FreeBSD.org
- DOCS: on


Package Version Architecture Repository
spinner-1.2.4.txz 1.2.4 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
spinner-1.2.4.txz 1.2.4 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
spinner-1.2.4.txz 1.2.4 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
spinner - - -


Type URL
Binary Package spinner-1.2.4.txz
Source Package sysutils/spinner

Install Howto

Install spinner txz package:

# pkg install spinner

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