Commit 9e482394 authored by Alan Coopersmith's avatar Alan Coopersmith 🛫
parent b0348bd9
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.RS
\fIhostname:displaynumber.screennumber\fP
.RE
or
.RS
\fIprotocol/hostname:displaynumber.screennumber\fP
.RE
.sp
This information is used by the application to determine how it should
connect to the server and which screen it should use by default
(on displays with multiple monitors):
.TP 8
.I protocol
The \fIprotocol\fP specifies the protocol to use for communication.
Exactly which protocols are supported is platform dependent, but most
commonly supported ones are:
.TS
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tcp TCP over IPv4 or IPv6
inet TCP over IPv4 only
inet6 TCP over IPv6 only
unix UNIX Domain Sockets (same host only)
local Platform preferred local connection method
.TE
If the protocol is not specified, Xlib uses whatever it believes is the
most efficient transport.
.TP 8
.I hostname
The \fIhostname\fP specifies the name of the machine to which the display is
physically connected. If the hostname is not given, the most efficient way of
communicating to a server on the same machine will be used.
physically connected. If the hostname is not given, a connection to a server
on the same machine will be used.
.TP 8
.I displaynumber
The phrase "display" is usually used to refer to a collection of monitors that
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