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Expert Shell Scripting by Ron Peters

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CHAPTER 21A Brief Tour of the X DisplayEnvironment

This chapter is not an exhaustive discussion of the X Window System architecture; there are many books devoted to this topic. I will, however, explain how to send windows to remote displays. In short, an X-enabled application (xterm, xclock, xeyes, etc.) can be run from one system and the display (that is, the window) can be viewed on a totally separate system.

The variants of the Microsoft Windows operating system cannot export the display of an individual application to be viewed on a separate machine. If an application runs on one of those systems, the user can see the display only on that system if he is logged in directly to the console. A separate application, called a remote desktop manager ...

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