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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 wish to verify 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 objects to load, and clicking Display Sharing.

Let me share a fast osascript answer I exploit as an alternative (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 little 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 operating, it stays at its relative hierarchy. You possibly can add a command to activate to convey it to the entrance on every invocation, even when the connection is already lively.

In the event you’d wish to let the utility toggle visibility on name as an alternative, 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 supposed to put in writing a single utility as an alternative 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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