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with ssh, there's no need to use Apple's X11 terminal
Authored by: Lizard_King on Mar 10, '04 05:04:33PM

To clarify for others not familiar with forwarding X applications: the reason why you must have X11 running, is that when you are forwarding X applications though ssh, you are required to have an X Server running on the machine you would like to see the application's interface (usually the machine you are sitting at).

X11.app is an X Server. Terminal.app is not.

xterm is simply another X application (which has terminal functionality similar to Terminal.app) that you can run within your X Server environment. Terminal.app is an application that Apple built that provides terminal functionality, but runs native to the OS X operation system.



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