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Old 04-05-2002
see user's actions from another terminal

I would like to know if there is a way to see what a user is doing from another terminal.

I want to be able to see exactly what they see on their terminal.

Is that possible ?
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Old 04-05-2002
Im running Red Hat Linux 6.2
# 3  
Old 04-06-2002
try the w command
# 4  
Old 04-08-2002
Try a 'tty' to see the terminal number.

Then cat /dev/tty0 > tty0.log

'cat tty0.log' or 'more tty0.log'

Or try 'cat ~user/.history' or 'more ~user/.history'.
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Old 04-09-2002
The default shell in Redhat has been bash for as long as I've used it.
The history will be found in /home/username/.bash_history by default. One thing that bash does, though, is saves the command history in memory, not writing to the .bash_history file until the user ends that session.
Redhat (probably, other Linux variants have it as well) does have a few good monitoring utilities available, though. Check the man page on "ttysnoop", and man "vcs". You can get a screenshot of a terminal by simply using cat. For example:
cat /dev/vcs0 > /root/tty0_log
more /root/tty0_log

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