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Controlling Display Sharing from the command line — Erica Sadun


My world usually narrows to Xcode and Terminal. There are occasions I simply need to examine in on one other laptop 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 Sharing.

Let me share a fast osascript resolution I take advantage of 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 laptop (aka the one that also runs all the things together with Photoshop and Microsoft Workplace).

#! /bin/sh

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

If closed, the Display 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 carry it to the entrance on every invocation, even when the connection is already lively.

Should 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 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 supposed to write down 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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