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Avoid Latency While Editing Remote Files Using bcvi

Jul 14, 2008, 10:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Martin)

"The ability to run both console and graphical programs securely on a remote system using SSH brings you a great deal of freedom. When the communications link to that remote system has high latency, however, running interactive programs such as a text editor on the remote machine can become a real test of your patience. The bcvi project lets you edit files on a remote system using gvim (or another editor) on your local desktop machine to avoid the latency. Even without latency issues, bcvi is a handy tool when you want to use gvim to edit a file on a server that does not have gvim or the X libraries installed.

"bcvi works by creating a port-forwarding 'back-channel' when you connect to a remote system with SSH..."

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