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XON(1)									XON(1)

NAME
       xon - start an X	program	on a remote machine

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

DESCRIPTION
       Xon runs	the specified  command	(default  xterm	 -ls)  on  the	remote
       machine	using rsh, remsh, or rcmd.  Xon	passes the DISPLAY, XAUTHORITY
       and XUSERFILESEARCHPATH environment 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.

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

       -access
	      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.

       -debug Normally,	xon disconnects	the remote process from	stdin,	stdout
	      and  stderr to eliminate the daemon processes which usually con-
	      nect them	across the  network.   Specifying  the	-debug	option
	      leaves  them  connected  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).

       -nols  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
	      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.

BUGS
       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.

XFree86				 Version 4.7.0				XON(1)

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