rxterm(1) start a secure remote xterm


rxterm [-l username ] [-k ] [-r rsh_args ] [-x xterm_args ] [-K kx_args ] [-w term_emulator ] [-b rsh_program ] host [port ]


The rxterm program starts an xterm window on host host From this window you will also be able to run X clients that will be able to connect securely to your X server. If port is given, that port will be used instead of the default.

The supported options are:

Log in on the remote host as user username
Disable keep-alives.
Send rsh_args as arguments to rsh
Send xterm_args as arguments to xterm
Send kx_args as arguments to kx
Use term_emulator instead of xterm.
Use rsh_program instead of rsh.
Be verbose.


To login from host foo (where your display is) to host bar you might do the following.

  1. On foo: rxterm bar
  2. You will get a new window running an xterm on host bar In this window you will be able to start X clients.