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Re: xclients through ssh and docking in windowmaker

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 12:54:05PM +0200, Florian Friesdorf wrote:
> I'm trying to start xclients on my router (potato) through a ssh connection
> and docking those to windowmaker dock.
> I'm executing 'ssh -X flo@synapse /usr/bin/X11/wterm' in a terminal on my
> machine. Then I dock the appearing icon.
> Now the problem is, somehow my commandline is cutted off to
> '/usr/bin/X11/wterm'. The ssh is missing in the settings of the docked app.
> Am I doing something wrong, or is this a windowmaker bug?

In expecting the ssh portion to be included in the command line, you're
doing something wrong.

The way ssh works, it connects to the remote machine and runs the
command specified, more or less the same way the shell runs the command
if you launch from the command line. So, the launched program has no way
of knowing it was invoked via ssh instead of via the shell or some other
mechanism. Since it doesn't know this, it can't set the WM_COMMAND
property (man xprop, or read a book on X programming) to anything other
than the command line that ssh used to launch it, and therefore
WindowMaker can't know anything other than that command to launch the
app again.

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