Can't use mintty instead of rxvt for ssh -Y using cygwin xserver

Charles Wilson
Mon Oct 11 21:42:00 GMT 2010

On 10/11/2010 1:21 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> You probably could try to figure out if the X server is working and then
> see which display is being used from that but I really don't think it
> makes sense to slow down mintty to perform this check.  FWIW, this
> wouldn't work with the linux console either.
> IMO, it just boils down to a situation where, if the user wants to have
> things display remotely, they have to go to the effort to properly set
> the DISPLAY environment variable.  Modifying mintty, the cygwin console,
> or any other non-X application to do the right thing isn't the way to
> go.

FYI, the 'checkX' program from the run2 package could be useful here, as
part of a script the end user could run, within mintty or the cygwin


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