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smproxy - Session Manager Proxy
smproxy [-clientId id] [-restore saveFile]
Specifies the session ID used by smproxy in the previous session.
Specifies the file used by smproxy to save state in the previous session.
smproxy allows X applications that do not support X11R6 session management to participate
in an X11R6 session.
In order for smproxy to act as a proxy for an X application, one of the following must be
- The application maps a top level window containing the WM_CLIENT_LEADER property. This
property provides a pointer to the client leader window which contains the WM_CLASS,
WM_NAME, WM_COMMAND, and WM_CLIENT_MACHINE properties.
- The application maps a top level window which does not contain the WM_CLIENT_LEADER
property. However, this top level window contains the WM_CLASS, WM_NAME, WM_COMMAND, and
An application that support the WM_SAVE_YOURSELF protocol will receive a WM_SAVE_YOURSELF
client message each time the session manager issues a checkpoint or shutdown. This allows
the application to save state. If an application does not support the WM_SAVE_YOURSELF
protocol, then the proxy will provide enough information to the session manager to restart
the application (using WM_COMMAND), but no state will be restored.
Ralph Mor, X Consortium
X Version 11 Release 6.6 XSM(1)
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