Re: Taking over a console session?
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 26 Feb 2005 16:10:28 GMT
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 12:52:46 -0300, Hernán Freschi staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
> I usually leave the computer to do things while I go around the house
> (or outside, etc), and sometimes I need to supervise it often. I can
> do that easily with Windows XP's remote desktop feature. [That] has
> the advantage that I can take over the session I left in the console,
> and manage it from another computer.
Closest analog to that is KDE with KDE Desktop Sharing, or any desktop
environment with x11vnc.
> Is it possible to do that on a Linux machine via ssh? I don't use X
> for my servers, but sometimes I do things like compiling something and
> I have to check it from another computer, but ssh will only allow me
> to open a new session. How can I take over a running session?
/usr/bin/screen will allow you to do this. Its man page is a lot to
digest, but there should be a quick README in /usr/share/doc/screen/ .
You want to use the detach/reattach feature of screen here. HTH,
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