Share your terminal session (remotely or whatever)

screen -x
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

By: flart
2009-09-09 11:30:56

What Others Think

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,
Escher · 633 weeks ago
i DID write that into the description, which mystically got lost during posting the command. Added it again
flart · 633 weeks 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.
bwoodacre · 633 weeks 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.
sergey123 · 450 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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