wcons - windowed remote console


wcons [-t|–tile=n] [xterm-options] noderange

wcons [-h|–help|-v|–version]


wcons provides access to the remote node serial console of a single or range or nodes or groups.

wcons is a simple front-end to rcons in an xterm session for each console.



Tile wcons windows from top left to bottom right. If n is spec- ified then tile n across. If n is not specified then tile to edge of screen. If tiled wcons windows reach bottom right, then the windows start at top left overlaying existing wcons windows.


Print help.


Print version.

xterm options

See xterm(1). Any options other than those listed above are passed directly to xterm. Note: when given multiple nodes, wcons will override -title and tries to figure out optimal -geometryoptions for the xterms (however, -geometry can still be specified).


nodehm table - xCAT node hardware management table. See nodehm(5)|nodehm.5 for further details. This is used to determine the console access method.


wcons node1-node5

wcons –tile –font=nil2 all

wcons -t 4 node1-node16

wcons -f vs -t 4 node1-node4


Tile mode assumes that the width of the left window border is also the width of the right and bottom window border. Most window managers should not have a problem. If you really need support for a screwy window manager let me know.

See Also

noderange(3)|noderange.3, rcons(1)|rcons.1, xterm(1)