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Old 07-18-2003, 05:37 AM   #1
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why xterm creates a new user


Why is there a new user for every xterm I launch? Ex. if there are 3 xterm's open, there are 3 users. One on pts/0, second on pts/2 ...)
I've tried using:
xterm +ls

but it doesn't help.
Is that normal???

Thank you in advance
Old 07-18-2003, 05:46 AM   #2
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Yes, that is normal because they are actually opening up new sessions each time a new xterm is opened.

If this concerns you, maybe some intricate setup of 'screen' sessions could be used?

Old 07-18-2003, 05:50 AM   #3
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Nice, thank you.


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