Share Screen Session

User userA and userB want to share a single screen session and see what the other user is typing. This is very handy for some showcases.

  • UserA starts a new screen session with screen -S shared
  • Then userA allows other users to connect to the shell with CTRL-A and :multiuser on
  • Last userA has to allow the other user to connect with CTRL-A and :acladd userB
  • userB connects to server and connects to A’s session with screen -x userA/shared

Note: Eventually you have to add the suid bit to screen with chmod +s /usr/bin/screen. This could be a security hole. So better share user’s screens and not root ones ;-)

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