I want to be able to check from with a python script whether a VNC client is connected. VNC Connect knows this and changes the colour of the VNC icon on the desktop. I want to capture this status programmatically.

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This is not Pi specific; on any system
sudo systemctl status vncserver-x11-serviced.service
should show status which you could parse.

systemctl is the place to start for information about services.

  • Thanks very much. Just what I needed Jan 28, 2022 at 14:21

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