How to remote view a linux console session like PCAnywhere

Posted on 2002-07-26
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If I have a tech on site and I am back at the office I can ssh into the box he is having trouble with and fix it.
How can I allow him to see the same console I'm working on so he can see what I am doing?

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Yes of course. I forgot about that one. I usually think of VNC as a GUI sharer link PCanywhere instead of sharing a console. Still I'm curious is there a way to share a console with built in tools? Perhaps a way to echo a session from one console to another?
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man screen

i.g. you do  following:

  terminal1% screen any-command
  terminal2% screen -x
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Or use kibitz. It's an expect-based tool, designed just for the purpose you have stated. VNC is fine, but might be a bit heavy over a "thin" ssh modem session;-). Kibitz isn't geavy at all.

man kibitz

Screen should work OK to... I love *nix, there is always one more way...:-)

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That one did the trick. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.


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Just as a side note

I use #screen bash

this way I get a full console session.

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