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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 test in on one other pc rapidly and I don’t need the effort of making a brand new Finder window, going to the community, ready for the gadgets to load, and clicking Display screen Sharing.

Let me share a fast osascript resolution I exploit as a substitute (and there’s a good higher resolution for launching simply utilizing open, thanks Chris). This instance connects to Esopus Spitzenburg, my Mojave pc (aka the one that also runs all the pieces 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 working, it stays at its relative hierarchy. You may add a command to activate to deliver it to the entrance on every invocation, even when the connection is already lively.

In case you’d prefer 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 related 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 well worth the effort.

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



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