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Share a 'screen'-session

Terminal - Share a 'screen'-session
screen -x
2009-05-19 19:10:52
User: GeckoDH
Functions: screen
Share a 'screen'-session

Ater person A starts his screen-session with `screen`, person B can attach to the srceen of person A with `screen -x`. Good to know, if you need or give support from/to others.


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All the manpage says for -x is that -x will "Attach to a not detatched screen session." The simplest case is that the same session may be connected to by multiple login instances of the same user. On how to enable multiuser mode and add users, etc., see this page: http://aperiodic.net/screen/multiuser

Comment by bwoodacre 387 weeks and 5 days ago

This doesn't work at all. Sharing a screen is unfortunately a lot more complicated as I detailed in this article:


Comment by philiph 385 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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