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Xsession.options

Section: File Formats (5)
Updated: 2001-09-24
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NAME

Xsession.options - configuration options for Xsession(5)  

DESCRIPTION

/etc/X11/Xsession.options contains a set of flags that determine some of the behavior of the Xsession(5) Bourne shell (sh(1)) script. See the Xsession(5) manpage for further information.

Xsession.options may contain comments, which begin with a hash mark and end at the next newline, just like comments in shell scripts. The rest of the file consists of options which are expressed as words separated by hyphens, with only one option per line. If an option is present with the "no-" prefix, or absent, it is disabled, otherwise it is considered enabled.

Available options are:

allow-failsafe
If the "failsafe" argument is passed to the Xsession script, an emergency X session is invoked, consisting of only an x-terminal-emulator(1) in the upper-left hand corner of the screen. No window manager is started. If an x-terminal-emulator is not available, the session exits immediately.
allow-user-resources
If users have a file called .Xresources in their home directories, these resources will be merged with the default resources when they log in.
allow-user-xsession
If users have an executable file called .Xsession in their home directories, it is used as the startup program for the X session (see Xsession(5)). If the file is present not executable, it is still used, but assumed to be a Bourne shell script, and executed with sh(1).
use-ssh-agent
If the ssh-agent(1) program is available no agent process appears to be running already, the X session will be invoked by exec'ing ssh-agent with the startup command, instead of the startup command directly.

Additional options may be supported by the local administrator. See Xsession(5) for how this is accomplished.  

SEE ALSO

Xsession(5), ssh-agent(1), x-terminal-emulator(1)  

AUTHOR

This manpage was written by Branden Robinson for Debian GNU/Linux.


 

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