I'm trying to make some client-server interface. Think of it as one-on-one chat.
What I want to achieve are two horizontal views. Bottom for my (server) input, top for client output and my input. Both formatted (e.g. added timestamp). I'm making connection using netcat. I managed to split screen, format and print incoming data. What I lack is printing my input in top window along with sending it to the client. I'm using named pipe. I start everything with temporary bare command
screen -c screens. In future, everything will start from third script with parameters). I'm running 64-bit debian-based distro CrunchBang.
expect could solve the problem? Any help would be appreciated.
#!/bin/bash pipe=/tmp/pipe trap "rm -f $pipe" EXIT if [[ ! -p $pipe ]]; then mkfifo $pipe #chmod +x $pipe fi nc localhost -lp 53656 >$pipe & while true do read message echo "$message" >$pipe clear done
#!/bin/bash # conversation window clear pipe=/tmp/pipe while true do if read line <$pipe; then if [[ "$line" == "quit" ]]; then break fi NOW=$(date "+%H:%M") echo "($NOW) Client: $line" fi done
startup_message off split focus screen ./server.sh title "input" focus top screen ./conv.sh title "conv" focus bottom