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Attach screen over ssh

Terminal - Attach screen over ssh
ssh -t remote_host screen -r
2009-07-23 06:15:04
User: recursiverse
Functions: screen ssh
Attach screen over ssh

Directly attach a remote screen session (saves a useless parent bash process)


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ssh -t [email protected] /usr/bin/screen -xRR
2009-02-20 23:39:54
User: olifante
Functions: ssh

Long before tabbed terminals existed, people have been using Gnu screen to open many shells in a single text terminal. Combined with ssh, it gives you the ability to have many open shells with a single remote connection using the above options. If you detach with "Ctrl-a d" or if the ssh session is accidentally terminated, all processes running in your remote shells remain undisturbed, ready for you to reconnect. Other useful screen commands are "Ctrl-a c" (open new shell) and "Ctrl-a a" (alternate between shells). Read this quick reference for more screen commands: http://aperiodic.net/screen/quick_reference

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What others think

Two things, the first, I would suggest -R instead of -r (so that if it cannot find an old session it just creates a new one.

ssh -t remote_host screen -R

And the second thing:

Why do we need the -t option?

Comment by Weboide 366 weeks and 2 days ago

-t forces a terminal to be allocated, otherwise ssh will assume you don't want one since you are only running a command and not opening a shell. Screen needs that terminal or else it won't find anything to attach to and exits.

Comment by recursiverse 366 weeks and 2 days ago

Thank you for this explanation.

Comment by Weboide 365 weeks and 5 days ago

This can also be used with Byobu this way:

ssh -t remote_host byobu -R
Comment by Weboide 365 weeks and 5 days ago

For that matter, use screen -RR if you figure to expect multiple screen sessions.

Comment by Buzzcp 348 weeks and 1 day ago

I prefere use RD reattach if possible with detach

ssh -t remote_host screen -RD
Comment by starchox 271 weeks and 1 day ago

Can someone explain how to create multiple sessions and run split screen for each session?

Comment by dtolj 167 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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