XWin.exe parms wrapped by startwin.exe

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Sep 23 12:39:00 GMT 2010

On 22/09/2010 18:11, Fouts, Christopher wrote:
> I want to run XWin much like startwin does, but with extra parameters
> (-logfile). What is the exact command+parms line that startwin executes
> to run XWin? So...
> Startwin.exe = Xwin.exe parm1 parm2 parm3 etc
> What are parm1, parm2, parm3, etc...?

Hmm... It's a bit of an omission from the startxwin man page [1], that it 
doesn't actually tell you it's adding '-multiwindow'

However, reading that man page does tell you the syntax for adding extra 
server arguments (e.g. -- -logfile file) to your startxwin invokation.

Note that invoking the server directly will not do the other things that 
startxwin does (i.e. waiting until the server is started and then executing 

In future, please start a new email thread, rather than replying to an 
existing one and changing the subject.

[1] http://x.cygwin.com/docs/man1/startxwin.1.html

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