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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 need to examine in on one other pc rapidly and I don’t need the trouble 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 resolution I exploit as a substitute (and there’s an excellent higher resolution 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 utility "Display screen Sharing" to GetURL "vnc://Esopus-Spitzenburg.native"'

If closed, the Display screen Sharing utility launches within the foreground. If already operating, 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 energetic.

In case you’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 utility "Finder" to set seen of course of "Display screen Sharing" to not seen of course of "Display screen Sharing"'

I’ve written comparable utilities to open Broxwood Foxwhelp and Glockenapfel, relying on the pc I’m utilizing. As a lot as I’ve meant to put in writing a single utility as a substitute of two or three devoted scripts, I’ve can’t persuade myself it’s definitely worth the effort.

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



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