Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Using remsh

The remsh command starts a shell on a remote host, performs some client activity (often starting a terminal emulator on that host), and redirects the display back to your original system if desired.

It has the syntax:

remsh remote -n client -display system:display[.screen]


remote--the remote host name

client--the program you want to run on the remote host

system:display[.screen]--the host and display on which the results are to be displayed

The remsh command is often used when customizing a menu to access other hosts.

For example, the following command runs xload on the remote host named there, and directs output back to your system, here.

remsh there -n /usr/bin/X11/xload -display here:0.0 &