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`Gate One <http://liftoffsoftware.com/Products/GateOne>`_ is an HTML5 web-based terminal emulator and SSH client. Top features:
- * No browser plugins required! Say goodbye to the security problems of Java, Flash, and ActiveX.
- * Multi-user and multi-terminal: Hundreds of simultaneous users and terminals can be served from ho-hum hardware.
- * Advanced terminal emulation including support for 256 colors, fancy text styles, and more.
- * Supports capturing and displaying images and PDFs inline within terminals (see screenshots).
- * Type in your native language! Gate One supports Unicode, international keyboard layouts, and localized strings (internationalization or i18n).
- * Natural copy & paste: Highlight text and use your browser's native context menu. On Macs you can use ⌘-c and ⌘-v and on Linux desktops you can middle-click-to-paste. Shift-Insert works too!
- * Terminal sessions can be resumed even if the browser is closed or disconnected. They can also be resumed from a completely different computer. You'll never have to worry about the office VPN disconnecting again!
- * Supports server-side logging of user sessions via any combination of syslog, remote syslog, or directly to disk.
- * Gate One can be embedded into any web application. A few lines of JavaScript is all it takes! There's an interactive tutorial covering how to embed available in the `tests` directory (hello_embedded).
- * Many authentication mechanisms are supported: Anonymous, Kerberos (Single Sign-On with Active Directory!), PAM, Google Auth, and there's an OpenID-like WebSocket API for applications embedding Gate One (see the chat app in the tests directory for an example of how it works).
- * Gate One is easy to customize: Themes and plugins can add features or override just about anything. In fact, Gate One's SSH functionality is implemented entirely via a plugin.
- * Plugins can be written in any combination of Python, JavaScript, or CSS.
- * The Gate One server can be stopped & started without users losing their running terminal applications (even SSH sessions stay connected!).
- * The SSH plugin allows users to duplicate sessions without having to re-enter their username and password (it re-uses the existing SSH tunnel). It also supports key-based authentication and includes an SSH identity manager that supports RSA, DSA, ECDSA, and even X.509 certificates.
- * The SSH plugin also provides a library of functions that *other* plugins can use to seamlessly execute background operations on the currently-connected terminal. You can capture this output from JavaScript and do whatever you want with it.
- * The Bookmarks plugin lets you keep track of *all* of your hosts with support for tagging, sorting, and includes a super fast search. It was built to handle thousands of bookmarks and can be used with whatever URLs you want--it isn't limited to SSH!
- * The Logging plugin includes a Log Viewer that allows users to sort, view, and even export recordings of their terminal sessions to self-contained HTML files that can be shared. Demonstrating anything on the command line can be as simple as performing the task and clicking a button!
- * The Playback plugin allows users to "rewind" and play back their connected terminal sessions in real-time, just like a video! This can be done via the playback controls or by holding the shift key while scrolling.
- * The Convenience plugin adds many convenient capabilities:
- * IPv4 and IPv6 addresses become clickable elements that can perform a reverse DNS lookup.
- * The output of 'ls -l' is transformed into clickable elements that can perform user and group lookups, convert bytes into human-readable strings, and even tell you what the 'chmod equivalent' is of the permissions field (e.g. clicking on 'crw-rw-rw-' would tell you, "(Character Device) with permissions equivalent to 'chmod 0666'").
- * Automatic syntax highlighting of syslog messages.
- * The Example plugin demonstrates how to write your own plugins and shows off the SSH plugin's exec_remote_command() functionality.
- * Gate One works with Python 2.6+, Python 3, and even pypy!
- * The daemon that acts as the web server for Gate One is small and light enough to be included in `embedded devices <http://beagleboard.org/bone>`_.
+* No browser plugins required! Say goodbye to the security problems of Java, Flash, and ActiveX.
+* Multi-user and multi-terminal: Hundreds of simultaneous users and terminals can be served from ho-hum hardware.
+* Advanced terminal emulation including support for 256 colors, fancy text styles, and more.
+* Supports capturing and displaying images and PDFs inline within terminals (see screenshots).
+* Type in your native language! Gate One supports Unicode, international keyboard layouts, and localized strings (internationalization or i18n).
+* Natural copy & paste: Highlight text and use your browser's native context menu. On Macs you can use ⌘-c and ⌘-v and on Linux desktops you can middle-click-to-paste. Shift-Insert works too!
+* Terminal sessions can be resumed even if the browser is closed or disconnected. They can also be resumed from a completely different computer. You'll never have to worry about the office VPN disconnecting again!
+* Supports server-side logging of user sessions via any combination of syslog, remote syslog, or directly to disk.
+* Gate One can be embedded into any web application. A few lines of JavaScript is all it takes! There's an interactive tutorial covering how to embed available in the `tests` directory (hello_embedded).
+* Many authentication mechanisms are supported: Anonymous, Kerberos (Single Sign-On with Active Directory!), PAM, Google Auth, and there's an OpenID-like WebSocket API for applications embedding Gate One (see the chat app in the tests directory for an example of how it works).
+* Gate One is easy to customize: Themes and plugins can add features or override just about anything. In fact, Gate One's SSH functionality is implemented entirely via a plugin.
+* Plugins can be written in any combination of Python, JavaScript, and CSS.
+* The Gate One server can be stopped & started without users losing their running terminal applications (even SSH sessions stay connected!).
+* The SSH plugin allows users to duplicate sessions without having to re-enter their username and password (it re-uses the existing SSH tunnel). It also supports key-based authentication and includes an SSH identity manager that supports RSA, DSA, ECDSA, and even X.509 certificates.
+* The SSH plugin also provides a library of functions that *other* plugins can use to seamlessly execute background operations on the currently-connected terminal. You can capture this output from JavaScript and do whatever you want with it.
+* The Bookmarks plugin lets you keep track of *all* of your hosts with support for tagging, sorting, and includes a super fast search. It was built to handle thousands of bookmarks and can be used with whatever URLs you want--it isn't limited to SSH!
+* The Logging plugin includes a Log Viewer that allows users to sort, view, and even export recordings of their terminal sessions to self-contained HTML files that can be shared. Demonstrating anything on the command line can be as simple as performing the task and clicking a button!
+* The Playback plugin allows users to rewind and play back their connected terminal sessions in real-time, just like a video! This can be done via the playback controls or by holding the shift key while scrolling.
+* The Convenience plugin adds many convenient capabilities:
+ * IPv4 and IPv6 addresses become clickable elements that can perform a reverse DNS lookup.
+ * The output of 'ls -l' is transformed into clickable elements that can perform user and group lookups, convert bytes into human-readable strings, and even tell you what the 'chmod equivalent' is of the permissions field (e.g. clicking on 'crw-rw-rw-' would tell you, "(Character Device) with permissions equivalent to 'chmod 0666'").
+ * Automatic syntax highlighting of syslog messages.
+* The Example plugin demonstrates how to write your own plugins and shows off the SSH plugin's exec_remote_command() functionality.
+* Gate One works with Python 2.6+, Python 3, and even pypy!
+* The daemon that acts as the web server for Gate One is small and light enough to be included in `embedded devices <http://beagleboard.org/bone>`_.
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Gate One's `termio` and `terminal` Python modules can be used together to automate, screen-scrape, and completely control terminal applications. The `expect() <http://liftoff.github.com/GateOne/Developer/termio.html#termio.BaseMultiplex.expect>`_ function can be used as a replacement for `pexpect <http://www.noah.org/wiki/pexpect>`_ that has some additional features and benefits:
- * It can be used asynchronously: It won't block which means it is perfect for executing commands from a web application.
- * It supports sophisticated decision trees and callbacks: You can completely re-define all patterns and callbacks on-the-fly based on whatever conditions you want.
- * It supports Unicode output *and* input.
- * It works with Python 3.
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+* It can be used asynchronously: It won't block which means it is perfect for executing commands from a web application.
+* It supports sophisticated decision trees and callbacks: You can completely re-define all patterns and callbacks on-the-fly based on whatever conditions you want.
+* It supports Unicode output *and* input.
+* It works with Python 3.

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