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See another terminal screen?

Sat May 04, 2013 9:01 pm


Is it possible to grab the screen of another session?
Suppose I'm logged on to the Pi and run a command that does something, say rpi-update. In the mean time I've left the room and am doing something else. Can I log in over SSH and display the screen contents of the other terminal, to se if the update is completed?

It's not a big deal to go back to the Pi but I'd like to know if its possible to 'screenshare' command line terminals.
Thanks ;)

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Re: See another terminal screen?

Sat May 04, 2013 9:36 pm

There is a utility called "screen" which I think whould serve your needs.

I've never learned to use it myself s heres a link to a tutorial. ... nd-how-to/

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