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Controlling Display 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 trouble of making a brand new Finder window, going to the community, ready for the objects to load, and clicking Display 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 every thing together with Photoshop and Microsoft Workplace).

#! /bin/sh

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

If closed, the Display Sharing software launches within the foreground. If already working, it stays at its relative hierarchy. You possibly can add a command to activate to carry 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 software "Finder" to set seen of course of "Display Sharing" to not seen of course of "Display 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 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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