I tried export DISPLAY=`who -m | cut -f1 -d'!'` this seems to set the
display address to the server rather than the client....
I finally got it working by using
DISPLAY=`who -m | cut -f2 -d'(' | cut -f1 -d ')'`:0
Thanx to Sean...
From: Sean [mailto:sean at hdl.ie]
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 1999 10:03 AM
To: Tony_Melia at exchange.dell.com
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Identifying telnet connections?
Tony_Melia at Dell.com wrote:
>> I would like to automatically set the DISPLAY variable when people login
> with telnet, so if they have an x server running they can just run apps.
> have no idea how to do this, the closest I can get is 'DISPLAY=`'who |
> $USER`'' which returns the line with the clients address as the last
> Anybody know how I can strip it down so I am left with just the last
this works for me:
export DISPLAY=`who -m | cut -f1 -d'!'`
though it's linux 'who' specific
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