working in X11

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by notwist, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. notwist macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2006
    New Brunswick, NJ
    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


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    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

    Jan 17, 2004
    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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