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

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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 · 699 weeks and 3 days ago
i DID write that into the description, which mystically got lost during posting the command. Added it again
flart · 699 weeks and 3 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.
bwoodacre · 699 weeks and 3 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. http://sergeybelous.com/terminal-session-sharing/ Shared session is persistent and can be accessed from anywhere by TELNET or TELNET-TLS client.
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