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Share your terminal session (remotely or whatever)

Terminal - Share your terminal session (remotely or whatever)
screen -x
2009-09-09 11:30:56
User: flart
Functions: screen
Share your terminal session (remotely or whatever)

Force the user you want to watch doing things into doing his things in a screen session. Then simply attach yourself to that session with the command shown above.

Works only if you are on the same machine, of course


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Terminal - Alternatives

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That only connects to existing screen processes in the current session. Not remotely, you need telnet or ssh access to the user account for that,

Comment by Escher 292 weeks and 5 days ago

i DID write that into the description, which mystically got lost during posting the command.

Added it again

Comment by flart 292 weeks and 5 days ago

things needed for this to work: (1) they tell me the screen binary must be setuid, (2) multiuser mode must be enabled via the -x option or 'multiuser on' command inside screen, and (3) users must be added via 'acladd username' command. At least that does it on debian/ubuntu systems.

Comment by bwoodacre 292 weeks and 5 days ago

For Windows:

I have written Windows Desktop Workspace manager with automated terminal for CYGWIN.

Each terminal window has built-in TELNET or TELNET-TLS server that allows to share terminal session with remote users via TELNET protocol. Check it out.


Shared session is persistent and can be accessed from anywhere by TELNET or TELNET-TLS client.

Comment by sergey123 109 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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