working in X11

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  1. notwist macrumors regular

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    #1
    When accessing a Unix based system through X11, how do I open new windows? Like.. when I run a program, the program starts up, but I am unable to use the existing window? Do I have to open up a new window and run ssh again whenever I want to run another program? ALso, when working in this way, all files are saved on the remote computer correct? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    #2
    There are two ways to go about it:

    1) Launch another local xterm, running a local shell, and then connecting with ssh to your remote host.

    2) From the original remote session, launch a remote shell, by typing 'xterm &'. This option, however, might be slower than the first one, because all the window information has to arrive from the remote machine.
     
  3. rksprst macrumors member

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    #3
    just add an & for whatever command you want to run.

    so if you want to open up pico do: pico text.txt &
    that should open up pico in a new window and let u use that ssh session for something else
     

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