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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
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Attach screen over ssh

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

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ssh -t [email protected] /usr/bin/screen -xRR
2009-02-20 23:39:54
User: olifante
Functions: ssh
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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 370 weeks 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 370 weeks ago

Thank you for this explanation.

Comment by Weboide 369 weeks and 3 days ago

This can also be used with Byobu this way:

ssh -t remote_host byobu -R
Comment by Weboide 369 weeks and 3 days ago

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

Comment by Buzzcp 352 weeks ago

I prefere use RD reattach if possible with detach

ssh -t remote_host screen -RD
Comment by starchox 275 weeks ago

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

Comment by dtolj 170 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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