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Terminal redirection

Terminal - Terminal redirection
script /dev/null | tee /dev/pts/3
2009-04-19 00:29:45
Functions: script tee
10
Terminal redirection

can display the commands and their output to another user who is connected to another terminal, by example pts/3

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Terminal - Alternatives
script -f /dev/pts/3
2009-08-19 07:04:17
User: realist
Functions: script
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Will redirect output of current session to another terminal, e.g. /dev/pts/3

Courtesy of bassu, http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/by/bassu

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What others think

This can be done without redirecting the output to blackhole and without using tee. Simply use:

script -f /dev/pts/3

Thats it! But the other person on /pts/3 would of course get the readonly terminal session which I believe is not better than using 'screen' and sharing live sessions with more interactive shell.

Bassu.

Comment by bassu 274 weeks and 5 days ago

I dunno, it'd be handy for a classroom setting or such.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 274 weeks and 3 days ago

Couldn't you also just do:

script > /dev/pts/1

or something similar?

Comment by spiffwalker 223 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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