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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] server side scripts + local display
Date Wed, 21 Oct 2009 01:23:26 GMT
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM,  <> wrote:
> So I run a command in my script which requires an xterm, say xeyes for
> example.

X11 applications look at the DISPLAY environment variable to figure
out where to well, display..  Your Xserver has access control that is
automagically sorted out for you by your desktop session or ssh
client.   It will be a little complicated having your Apache user be
able to securely access your X server.

"DISPLAY environment variable", "xauth", and "x11 forwarding"  might
be some good background.

Eric Covener

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