script for remote window?

Thomas Chadwick
Wed Mar 5 21:01:00 GMT 2003

The following post I made some time ago might be helpful...

>From: "Les Mikesell" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: script for remote window?
>Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 12:43:33 -0600
>The new -multiwindow mode looks really promising for
>occasional access to unix GUI programs from a windows
>box.  Is there any way to completely hide the process
>of connecting in a batch file or bash script that can
>be attached to a windows desktop icon?  That is, it
>should start xwin (only) if it isn't already running,
>The then ssh the appropriate command to a remote host with
>X forwarding.  If ssh keys are in place the window
>should just appear without much indication that it is
>remote, otherwise it would have to stop for the ssh
>password prompt. How can such a script tell at the
>batch or bash level if xwin is already running?
>   Les Mikesell

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