MirBSD manpage: xon(1)

XON(1)              UNIX Programmer's Manual               XON(1)


     xon - start an X program on a remote machine


     xon remote-host [-access] [-debug] [-name window-name] [-
     nols] [-screen screen-no] [-user user-name] [command ...]


     Xon runs the specified command (default xterm -ls) on the
     remote machine using rsh, remsh, or rcmd.  Xon passes the
     variables to the remote command.

     When no command is specified, xon runs 'xterm -ls'.  It
     additionally specifies the application name to be 'xterm-
     remote-host' and the window title to be '-fIremote-host'.

     Xon can only work when the remote host will allow you to log
     in without a password, by having an entry in the .rhosts
     file permitting access.


     Note that the options follow the remote host name (as they
     do with rlogin).

          Runs xhost locally to add the remote host to the host
          access list in the X server.  This won't work unless
          xhost is given permission to modify the access list.

          Normally, xon disconnects the remote process from
          stdin, stdout and stderr to eliminate the daemon
          processes which usually connect them across the net-
          work.  Specifying the -debug option leaves them con-
          nected so that error messages from the remote execution
          are sent back to the originating host.

     -name window-name
          This specifies a different application name and window
          title for the default command (xterm).

          Normally xon passes the -ls option to the remote xterm;
          this option suspends that behaviour.

     -screen screen-no
          This changes the screen number of the DISPLAY variable
          passed to the remote command.

     -user user-name

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XON(1)              UNIX Programmer's Manual               XON(1)

          By default, xon simply uses rsh/remsh/rcmd to connect
          to the remote machine using the same user name as on
          the local machine.  This option cause xon to specify an
          alternative user name.  This will not work unless you
          have authorization to access the remote account, by
          placing an appropriate entry in the remote users
          .rhosts file.


     Xon can get easily confused when the remote-host, user-name
     or various environment variable values contain white space.

     Xon has no way to send the appropriate X authorization
     information to the remote host.

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