connect to all screen instances running

screen -ls | grep pts | gawk '{ split($1, x, "."); print x[1] }' | while read i; do gnome-terminal -e screen\ -dx\ $i; done
connects to all the screen instances running.

By: microft
2009-04-22 10:36:39

What Others Think

Hmm... if you use named screens, then this won't work. This will do the job, whatever the screens are called. screen -ls | sed 1d | head -n -2 | cut -d. -f1 | while read i; do gnome-terminal -e "screen -dx $i"; done Some sed expert should be able to the sed/head/cut to one sed call, though.
flatcap · 600 weeks and 4 days ago
ew... gnome? really? *sad face*
ozymandias · 600 weeks and 4 days ago
ozymandias: gnome-terminal is awesome. I love it. But, I used to be a minimalist, so I know how you feel.
hank · 600 weeks and 1 day ago
This one works no matter what the name of the screen is: for i in `screen -ls | perl -ne'if(/^\s+\d+\.([^\s]+)/){print $1, " "}'`; do gnome-terminal -e "screen -x $i"; done
hank · 600 weeks and 1 day ago

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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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