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Using screen for Shared Console Access

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To share access with another person, the screen tool can be used.

Log in to the machine where you want to share a console

user1$ screen -S SessionName

SessionName can be any easy string.

Ctrl-a :multiuser on
Ctrl-a :acladd otherLoginAccount

As the second user, access the screen session

user2$ screen -x username/session

At this point, both user1 and user2 have full control of the session, allowing either of them to steer the session.

user2 can leave the session with Ctrl-a d user1 can close the session by typing exit at the shell prompt.

using_screen_for_shared_console_access.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/25 22:38 (external edit)