I'm not happy with screen-sharing capabilities of some instant messaging programs used in my company, especially because most of the time I need to share just a terminal, and not images/GUI stuff.

Therefore I am looking for a program that would help me on that.

Since a program exists, asciinema, that does text/terminal-based recording, I'm wondering if there's a program to do the sharing of the terminal via internet.

I'm on Linux Debian 10 and use the Bash shell in Debian's default terminal emulator.

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There are several options for your use case.

tmate and tty-share are more native for the VS Code Plugin you obviously need VS Code ;-)

happy coding & have fun

  • As a side question, given I suspect that launching tty-share doesn't have any overhead until I actually open the link; do you think this is the case? A similar question holds I guess also for the other alternatives: is there any overhead in making the session available before anyone actually looks at it?
    – Enlico
    Dec 4, 2020 at 12:46
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    It looks to me that if you launch tty-share in your terminal session it will send the session to your tty-share server not matter if someone is connected or not.
    – Sebastian
    Dec 8, 2020 at 20:45

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