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I've always hated the problem of finding an appropriate program to act as the
X session control program. I hated it when i forgot to xlock my machine,
and then couldn't get rid of ssh keys remotely. For that matter, xlocking
remotely or restarting a dead window manager remotely was also a pain.
xexit was the solution to all these problems at once. When run with the
-d option, it creats a pipe in $HOME called .xexit-HOSTNAME-DISPLAY.
You can send it remote commands, so long as you have write permissions on
the pipe, by saying something like:
echo lock > .xexit-highlander-:0
The currently implemented commands are:
I also originally wrote a "run" command that would execute any arbitrary
command, but that seemed too dangerous.
- exit -- tell xexit to exit (and therefore end the session)
- lock -- run xlock
- ssh-remove -- run ssh-add -D
- user -- run the user command specified on the xexit command line with
-u option (ie. afterstep). You can also run the user command
by sending SIGHUP or SIGUSR1 to the xexit process.
Get xexit-1.04, install it in your favorite location, and in the beginning
of your .xsession or .xinitrc, say:
eval `xexit -s`
At the end of your .xsession or .xinitrc, say:
Or if you want to specify a user program:
xexit -u afterstep -d
That's all you need to install it.
When you're actually done your session, if you want an "Are you sure?"
. . .and if you want to force an exit at the end of your session, run:
by Mordechai T. Abzug