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Locking a virtual terminal

Link to this post 24 May 09

Hello,

I was just looking for a possibility to lock a virtual terminal.

What I found is vlock. With vlock you can lock your terminal session very easily.

You first have to install vlock.

sudo apt-get install -y vlock

When you are in a terminal, just enter this to lock session:

vlock

Now you must enter your or the root's password to unlock. If the process is killed by someone else, the session is no more accessable.

I find this very useful, because many times I work on terminal and I don't want other people see what I'm doing.

Cheers.

Link to this post 25 May 09

Good catch, but maybe it is better to post in different channels not in forum,

B)

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