[CentOS] Equivalent command or file

Scot L. Harris webid at cfl.rr.com
Fri Sep 16 20:55:14 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 16:42, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> List, is there an equivalent on Linux as "watch" under FreeBSD, as well 
> as the "snp" or snoop device that permits one to watch what is going on 
> in another terminal?  Yes there are privacy issues here, but in a home 
> system with a couple of folks logged in trying to help with compiling 
> stuff, it'd be nice to see what and how they are doing it.
> Thanks...

You probably want to take a look at vnc.  You will need to configure and
start vncserver on the system you want to look at.  Then you run
vncviewer from your system.  vncviewer can be run in a couple of modes,
you can set it up so you only view or you can use it to allow you to
control the other system, drive the mouse and such.

Note: if you are doing this over the Internet you will want to run this
over an ssh tunnel as vnc is not secure.  ssh can also help resolve
firewall issues as well.

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