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Share text between multiple logged in users on one Mac
Authored by: atter_cob on Nov 19, '04 04:41:58AM

This can also be done with XEmacs between any two machines (OS X or otherwise) that are running X11 servers. Use the Open Frame on Other Display command. In the default configuration it is under the View menu.

If both users are on the same machine, both start X, then user A runs XEmacs. User B note's thier display number and issues the command "xhost + localhost". User A now opens a display on localhost:# where # is B's display number.

If you want to go between machines, then you can replace localhost with the appropriate machine names: "xhost + machine_of_user_A" and open the display on "machine_of_user_B:#". However, the communication between the two machine will not be encrypted. If you care you can easily tunnel using SSH which also let's you avoid the use of the xhost command.

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