Terminal redirection

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

2009-04-19 00:29:45

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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.
bassu · 613 weeks and 5 days ago
I dunno, it'd be handy for a classroom setting or such.
TheMightyBuzzard · 613 weeks and 3 days ago
Couldn't you also just do: script > /dev/pts/1 or something similar?
spiffwalker · 562 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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