OliveTin is a web interface for running Linux shell commands.

Some example use cases;

  1. Give controlled access to run shell commands to less technical folks who cannot be trusted with SSH. I use this so my family can podman restart plex without asking me, and without giving them shell access!
  2. Great for home automation tablets stuck on walls around your house - I use this to turn Hue lights on and off for example.
  3. Sometimes SSH access isn't possible to a server, or you are feeling too lazy to type a long command you run regularly! I use this to send Wake on Lan commands to servers around my house.

YouTube video demo (6 mins)


  • Responsive, touch-friendly UI - great for tablets and mobile
  • Super simple config in YAML - because if it's not YAML now-a-days, it's not "cloud native" :-)
  • Dark mode - for those of you that roll that way.
  • Accessible - passes all the accessibility checks in Firefox, and issues with accessibility are taken seriously.
  • Container - available for quickly testing and getting it up and running, great for the selfhosted community.
  • Integrate with anything - OliveTin just runs Linux shell commands, so theoretially you could integrate with a bunch of stuff just by using curl, ping, etc. However, writing your own shell scripts is a great way to extend OliveTin.
  • Lightweight on resources - uses only a few MB of RAM and barely any CPU. Written in Go, with a web interface written as a modern, responsive, Single Page App that uses the REST/gRPC API.
  • Good amount of unit tests and style checks - helps potential contributors be consistent, and helps with maintainability.


Desktop web browser;


Desktop web browser (dark mode);


Mobile screen size (responsive layout);



All documentation can be found at http://olivetin.app . This includes installation and usage guide, etc.

Example config.yaml

Put this config.yaml in /etc/OliveTin/ if you're running a standard service, or mount it at /config if running in a container.

listenAddressWebUI: # Listen on all addresses available, port 1337
logLevel: "INFO"
- title: Restart Plex
  icon: smile
  shell: docker restart plex
  # This will send 1 ping 
- title: Ping Google.com
  shell: ping google.com -c 1
  # Restart lightdm on host "overseer"
- title: restart lightdm
  icon: poop
  shell: ssh [email protected] 'service lightdm restart'

A full example config can be found at in this repository - config.yaml.