The ptyget package is discussed on the ptyget list.

It's a good idea to have descriptor 3 open to the controlling terminal when using these commands. Some of them do this themselves, for the benefit of commands they run, and others expect it to already be done.

Linux patches

These patches make ptyget work on Linux, more or less. (I'm not happy with removing TIOCREMOTE entirely, but I don't know what to put in its place. It seems to work, though.) Pick one: