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RSTART(1)										RSTART(1)

       rstart - a sample implementation of a Remote Start client

       rstart [-c context] [-g] [-l username] [-v] hostname command args ...

       Rstart  is  a  simple  implementation  of  a Remote Start client as defined in "A Flexible
       Remote Execution Protocol Based on rsh".  It uses rsh as its underlying	remote	execution

       -c context
	       This  option  specifies	the context in which the command is to be run.	A context
	       specifies a general environment the program is to be run in.  The details of  this
	       environment are host-specific; the intent is that the client need not know how the
	       environment must be configured.	If omitted, the  context  defaults  to	X.   This
	       should be suitable for running X programs from the host's "usual" X installation.

       -g      Interprets  command  as	a generic command, as discussed in the protocol document.
	       This is intended to allow common applications to be invoked without  knowing  what
	       they  are  called  on  the  remote  system.   Currently, the only generic commands
	       defined are Terminal, LoadMonitor, ListContexts, and ListGenericCommands.

       -l username
	       This option is passed to the underlying rsh; it requests that the command  be  run
	       as the specified user.

       -v      This  option  requests  that  rstart  be  verbose  in its operation.  Without this
	       option, rstart discards output from the remote's rstart helper,	and  directs  the
	       rstart  helper  to  detach  the	program from the rsh connection used to start it.
	       With this option, responses from the helper are displayed and the  resulting  pro-
	       gram is not detached from the connection.

       This is a trivial implementation.  Far more sophisticated implementations are possible and
       should be developed.

       Error handling is nonexistant.  Without -v, error reports from the  remote  are	discarded
       silently.  With -v, error reports are displayed.

       The  $DISPLAY  environment variable is passed.  If it starts with a colon, the local host-
       name is prepended.  The local domain name should be appended to	unqualified  host  names,
       but isn't.

       The $SESSION_MANAGER environment variable should be passed, but isn't.

       X11 authority information is passed for the current display.

       ICE  authority  information  should  be	passed, but isn't.  It isn't completely clear how
       rstart should select what ICE authority information to pass.

       Even without -v, the sample rstart helper will leave a shell waiting for  the  program  to
       complete.   This  causes  no real harm and consumes relatively few resources, but if it is
       undesirable it can be avoided by explicitly specifying the "exec" command to the shell, eg
       rstart somehost exec xterm
       This is obviously dependent on the command interpreter being used on  the  remote  system;
       the example given will work for the Bourne and C shells.

       rstartd(1), rsh(1), A Flexible Remote Execution Protocol Based on rsh

       Jordan Brown, Quarterdeck Office Systems

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