Sharing a screen SSH session

Sharing your Session

Assuming you start a screen session using

screen -S david

Ask your partner to connect using (assuming they are logged in using the same user account):

screen -x david

Now it’s simply magical. Multiple persons can type and work on the same terminal – it works best when you’re coordinating over the phone. Note that the dimensions of your terminal output will be the same for every user – to change it, press CtrlA and then capital F. This will make the screen output fit your current terminal size, and change it to that size for every connected user.

Detaching from a Screen Session

Important: To detach from the screen session so that you can resume later, simply close the window. If you typeexit, you’ll end up terminating the screen session and the processes running within.

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