Remotecopy, two years later
It’s been over two years since I wrote remotecopy and I still use it every day.
The most recently added feature is the
-c option, which will remove the trailing newline from the copied data if it only contains one line. I found myself writing little scripts that would only output one line with the intent of using that output to build a command line on a different system, and the extra newline at the end often messed up the new command. The
-c solves this problem.
For instance, I have git-url, which outputs the origin url of the current git repository. This makes it easy to clone the repo on a new system (
rc is my alias for
firsthost:gitrepo$ git url | rc
Now the clone url is in my clipboard, so I just type
git clone and then paste to clone on a different system:
secondhost:~$ git clone email@example.com:justone/gitrepo.git
Cloning into 'gitrepo'...
No tmux pbcopy problems
Since remotecopy works by accessing the server over a tcp socket, it’s immune to these problems. I just use remotecopy on my local system as if I were on a remote system.
LA Perl Mongers
At the latest LA Perl Mongers meeting, the talks were lightning in nature, so I threw together a presentation about remotecopy. The interesting source bits are up on github, including a pdf copy of the slides.
For the presentation, I used the excellent js-sequence-diagrams to make this diagram, that hopefully helps show the data flow in a remotecopy interaction.