PuTTY export client display on login for opening X application and terminal.

2010-04-11 55 words 1 min read

export DISPLAY=$(echo $SSH_CLIENT |awk '{print $1”:0.0”}’)


SSH_CLIENT contains the IP and the port of the client machine. So we need to export (Client IP):0.0 for the display on the client machine. If the above is put in .bashrc or .bash_profile or .profile, then the DISPLAY variable will be set based on the client machine.

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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