Group Editing using Linux / Emacs

Good post.

We’ve found SSH, tmux, and Emacs to be a great combination for this. The host prepares his machine with a new user created just for the purpose of swarming, and everyone is given the username, hostname, and password to log in over SSH.

$ ssh swarm@zuse.local
$ tmux attach

Once logged in, running tmux attach allows a user to join an in-process session started by the host, and control can be passed around as discussion progresses. If someone has an idea for how to address a certain problem, they can just try it out straight away.

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