4.9.0 with shell via telnetd - new telnetd issue - SOLVED

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Fri Dec 19 16:58:01 UTC 2008

Robert S. Grimes wrote:
> Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> Robert S. Grimes wrote:
>>> P.S. This shell is great!  Why didn't I realize it was around 
>>> sooner?  I had been using the RTEMS monitor - is that a precursor?
>> A cousin.  But we are trying to merge and share overlapping
>> functionality
>> The shell has been there a long time but between 4.8 and 4.9
>> Chris Johns and myself spent a LOT of time improving it and
>> adding commands.  I also wrote the manual.
> The manual is new, right?  I suspect I didn't know of it because it 
> wasn't exposed at that level (i.e. part of the standard documentation set)?
The manual is new but it is linked to at the bottom of the "C/C++" section.

> If I can get some time next week, I'll write up what I did on my two 
> applications, which is basically what Alan and Gene posted, and put it 
> on the wiki.  Not sure where to put it - probably the HowTo page.  
> Hopefully, those you and/or Chris will be able to review it for 
> accuracy, in case of errors on my part.
Probably a new HowTo is the right approach.

Any bugs in the shell manual need to be fixed as well.
>> Commands are easy to add and easy to improve.  If you
>> have an idea, run with it.
> I like this!  I'll be using it as heavily as time permits, I'm sure!
Chris and I grew it in parallel as we worked on different
applications. The user I am helping has hooked in custom
commands to peer into their application.

> Thanks again,
> -Bob
>> Some interesting features:
>> + prompt is generated by a method that you as a user
>>   can replace.  This means you can put current application
>>   information, etc in it.
>> + command set is configurable and extensible so you
>>   can turn it into a very application specific diagnostic
>> + telnet and serial accessible
>> + Scripts (no logic yet) are supported.
>> +You can mount filesystems.
>> + Some commands are from BSD.
>> + You can set the date this way. :-D
>> Peruse the shell manual.
>> --joel

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