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Old 10-16-2008, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question View other Users Shells in Realtime


Hello. Is there a way for me to view other users shells in real time? So when I am assisting users or another member on the IT staff and they are in a shell it would be very beneficial to see what they are doing in the shell, in realtime, so I can assist them. As an FYI, there is no GUI because we are running in runlevel 3 on CentOS/RHEL5.

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You'd have to have them run their stuff in the "screen" utility. That would allow you to attach to the "screen" session at need.
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The "screen" program is the way to go for this. I found this link by googling for
"linux screen terminal two users"


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