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hi all, i have a guy in cardiff and im in manchester, i need to show him how to do some stuff in samba but he's a complete novice and ...
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    connecting to another persons command line


    hi all,

    i have a guy in cardiff and im in manchester, i need to show him how to do some stuff in samba but he's a complete novice and it would take way too long to tell him how to do it on the phone so I want to know if there is a way for him to be able to run some kind of software that will allow me to connect to his desktop (command line) i have looked at vnc but all signs point to x desktop which doesnt run on the server and i have found it very slow on even the best servers, SO, any ideas?

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
    matty G

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    ssh
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    i thought SSH creates its own desktop so no one can view it (except myself of course) unless you know something i dont (which you no doubt do)

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_man_uk
    i thought SSH creates its own desktop so no one can view it (except myself of course) unless you know something i dont (which you no doubt do)

    thanks

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    Oops, my mistake. You actually want him to see what you're doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_man_uk
    i thought SSH creates its own desktop so no one can view it (except myself of course) unless you know something i dont (which you no doubt do)

    thanks

    matty G
    U want a shared connection, like Remote Desktop under windows XP or something like Symantec's PcANywhere, so you can do the works and he can look at the screen to see and learn.

    The only one that has shared sessions is XF4vnc


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    cheers

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    or you could just use ssh and the "write" command. man write

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    ??? man write i dont know how to use ssh outside of puTTy for windows,
    im already looking at xf4vnc

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    Still interested ?

    If you wanna let someone else see your command line, then ssh onto a machine and use screen.

    screen -dm will start a session with no display attached

    then both run screen -x to attach to it

    you can then see exactly the same terminal. try ctrl-a aswell.

    exit will get you out from this.

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    just one more valid answer, kibitz also works

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