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Old 06-05-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
sirpelidor
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newbie: how to monitor other user's job when in root ?


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I'm logging in as a root remotely, want to see what other user is doing and if if they job they are running is over. (using bash)


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I normally like to download animates or movies before i go to work, so when i get home, i can enjoy my movies.

i've setup ssh, telnet, so i can log onto my pc from work computer, and sometimes i'd like to see what my other acct is doing, such as the process (is it still downloading?) or i like to monitor such as (did i get another licq msg from friend?)

what command can i type in bash, so i can see what my acct is doing?

thank you
 
Old 06-05-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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can't you just login to another account? If not then can't you use a vnc? realvnc.com

I tried my best!

Good luck!


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Old 06-23-2004, 02:53 PM   #3
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ha ha, i got that problem solved =) =) =)

i type: ps ax | more


thanks for reading
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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You might want to try the screen utility. It allows you to start another session within your shell, start a program, detach from the shell and then reconnect to it from wherever. That was possibly the worst explanation ever, but I'll give you an example:

Type screen to start a new screen session. You'll only get a shell prompt, nothing fancy. So start whatever it is you want to do - launch an FTP client like pftpmew or lftp, or whatever. Start leeching, and hit Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+D. All commands in screen are started with Ctrl+A, and Ctrl+D means detach from the session. Go to work, or do something else. Then ssh in to your box and type screen -r and *pop* up comes your FTP client. You can attach and detach how much you want. Screen also supports multiple windows within one session - Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+C (for create) creates a new window within the session. You can switch between windows in a session using Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+0, Ctrl+1, +2 and so on.


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