Provided by: cereal_0.24-1.1_all bug


       cereal - client program to attach to cereal session


       cereal command [args]


       cereal is the client program to attach to a running cereal session.


       cereal takes various subcommands:

       attach SESSION
              Attach  to  (take  control  of)  cereal session SESSION.  This puts the user into a
              cereal console, provided by a command-restricted screen session.  To detach from an
              attached  session, use "C-\ d".  For help on other available commands, use "C-\ ?".
              Cereal uses a limited instance of screen to provide the console.  See screen(1) for
              more info on the available commands.  `a' may be used in place of `attach'.

       follow [options] SESSION
              Follow  (watch,  without  being  able  to intervene) a cereal session SESSION.  The
              options are: -c [--cat] to cat log instead of follow; -p [--path]  to  output  just
              the path to the log file and exit.  `f' may be used in place of `follow'.

       list [SESSION]...
              List  session(s).   With  no  arguments, will list all sessions.  The leading three
              characters in the list indicate: whether the session is running (+) or not  (-)  or
              in  some  unknown  state (?), whether the user can attach to the session (a) or not
              (-), whether the user can follow the session (f) or not (-).  If the session  state
              is  unknown  (?),  it's  usually  because the user asking for information about the
              session can't read the session stat file.  `l' may be used in place of `list'.

       help   Output a brief usage summary.  `h' or `?' may be used in place of `help'.


       Exit status is 0 if OK, 1 if minor problems, 2 if serious trouble.


       Written by Jameson Rollins and Daniel Kahn Gillmor.


       If the invoking user does not have  read  and  execute  access  to  the  cereal  session's
       supervise  directory,  `cereal  list'  may  not  always  indicate  that  session's  status


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2007 Jameson Rollins and Daniel Kahn Gillmor
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it  under  the  terms  of  the  GNU
       General  Public  License <>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to
       the extent permitted by law.


       screen(1), cereal-admin(8)