Lock your KDE4 remotely (via regular KDE lock)

DISPLAY=:0 /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/krunner_lock --forcelock >/dev/null 2>&1 &
Forgot to lock your computer? Want to lock it via SSH or mobile phone or use it for scheduled lock? TIP: Make a alias for this (e. g. as "lock"). I found some howtos for ugly X11 lock, but this will use regular KDE locking utility. Note that KDE 3 is using utility with another name (I guess with the same argument --forcelock) Tested on Kubuntu 8.10. Stay tuned for remote unlock.

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By: b2e
2009-05-21 22:19:16

What Others Think

Since kde 4.3 it's: DISPLAY=:0 /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kscreenlocker --forcelock Greetings, -chris-
Anonecho · 526 weeks 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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