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XON(1)                  FreeBSD General Commands 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 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.

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

              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
              connect 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.

       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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