So I want to be able to connect to my laptop running Ubuntu Server 17.10 without having to log in to another session. I may be logging in with the same user, but if I am running something like a Minecraft server, instead of having to run upstairs just to change something, I want to be able to control it from my computer. I set up SSH on my laptop to remote control it but it instead put me in a different session, rather than the same one. Is there any way to remote control my laptop with the same session?


-Mike M

  • Look in to screen, tmux, byobu. – muru Jun 14 '18 at 12:29
  • I'm sorry but can you explain a little bit better? – Mike M Jun 14 '18 at 12:30
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    superuser.com/questions/1056476/… – muru Jun 14 '18 at 12:31
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    Sure! If you can post an answer detailing what you did, it would be great! – muru Jun 14 '18 at 13:00
  • Sorry for posting late. After I figured it out I had to go. I posted the answer but it won't let me mark it as answer until 2 days. – Mike M Jun 14 '18 at 23:30

(Thanks to Muru for helping me!) There is a thing called tmux which you can use to create sessions. All I had to do was create a session on one device using tmux new -s [session name] and on the remote controlling device, type tmux attach -t [session name].

Now I can control my Minecraft server without having to walk upstairs to look at my laptop!

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