Jason Meridth

I am a continuously learning senior full stack SDE/SRE trying to not let best be the enemy of better.

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Pair Programming with Screen

04 Feb 2010 » » screen, tools

I’ve decided, once again, to make the jump back to VIM full-time. It will help my bash-fu become stronger and also ensure that I can pair program with any other dev. TextMate is awesome for personal development, but using NERDTree (example) and vim.rails (cheat sheet) by @tpope has made my VIM experience much more pleasant..

Checkout my vim files on github

This post is for me to remember how to use Gnu screen to pair program. side note: here is the best cheat sheet on Gnu Screen.

startup screen:

screen -S sessionname

turn on multi-user

ctrl+a
:multiuser on

add permissions for the other user:

ctrl+a
:acladd user

instruct second user to connect with:

screen -x yourusername/sessionname