Server Administration & Management

How To Share Linux bash sessions

Sometimes it happens that we must give support to a colleague or a customer on a Linux machine. It’s very difficult to spell all bash command I will use to check which could be the problem, especially by phone. “screen” command is a solution about this problem. First install Screen.

# yum install screen

You should use screen by simply ask to the user you want to assist to type on the console the following command

# screen

So if you can connect to the machine (even with ssh) you should run the following command

# screen -x

to share the same bash session.

September 25, 2011 Posted by | Tips & Tricks, Unix/Linux | , , , | Leave a comment