Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mosh (mobile shell) is an open-source SSH alternative which provides both stability and reliability, in wireless network connections. Via its re-establish connection feature, the remote connection gets automatically restored after the internet connection gets interrupted. Also, it provides intelligent local echo and line editiong of user keystrokes.
A video presenting Mosh and its features is available below:
The latest version available is Mosh 1.2.4a, which has been released a while ago.
In this article I will show you how to install Mosh 1.2.4a on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Mosh 1.2.4a on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the mosh package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:keithw/mosh
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mosh
Optional, to remove mosh, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove mosh