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Controlling Display screen Sharing from the command line — Erica Sadun


My world typically narrows to Xcode and Terminal. There are occasions I simply wish to test in on one other pc shortly and I don’t need the effort of making a brand new Finder window, going to the community, ready for the objects to load, and clicking Display screen Sharing.

Let me share a fast osascript answer I take advantage of as a substitute (and there’s an excellent higher answer for launching simply utilizing open, thanks Chris). This instance connects to Esopus Spitzenburg, my Mojave pc (aka the one that also runs every thing together with Photoshop and Microsoft Workplace).

#! /bin/sh

/usr/bin/osascript -e 'inform software "Display screen Sharing" to GetURL "vnc://Esopus-Spitzenburg.native"'

If closed, the Display screen Sharing software launches within the foreground. If already working, it stays at its relative hierarchy. You’ll be able to add a command to activate to deliver it to the entrance on every invocation, even when the connection is already lively.

If you happen to’d wish to let the utility toggle visibility on name as a substitute, add a request to Finder and append it to the script:

/usr/bin/osascript -e 'inform software "Finder" to set seen of course of "Display screen Sharing" to not seen of course of "Display screen Sharing"'

I’ve written related utilities to open Broxwood Foxwhelp and Glockenapfel, relying on the pc I’m utilizing. As a lot as I’ve supposed to write down a single utility as a substitute of two or three devoted scripts, I’ve can’t persuade myself it’s well worth the effort.

(Bonus factors: Why are my computer systems named this manner?)



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