ashttp: vt100 screen scraping exported over HTTP

Posted on Sat 27 August 2011 in blog

Originally written for logtop I just wrote a vt100 screen scraper that listen to a port and serve the screen over HTTP. Basically, you want a top (or logtop ;-) ) to be displayed in your website back office ? But top outputs in your terminal and you don't know how to capture it ? Use ashttp, like this:

$ ashttp -p 8080 top

And then just open the port 8080 with an HTTP client and enjoy (typing some F5...). You can find the code on my github.