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I have a development server that I leave running all the time, and a development laptop that I turn off/on everyday.

I have a GUI application on the server that I'd like to run over SSH -X, and I'd like to leave it running even when my dev laptop is powered off.

Is there a way to detach and then re-attach to that application over SSH -X?

I'd prefer not to use VNC in my case.

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See also GNU Screen for X11 Forwarding –  Gilles Apr 19 '11 at 20:07

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Xmove should be able to do what you want.

Here is a howto (dated 2006).

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Xmove has been abandoned a long time ago and it is hard to get running these days. –  totaam Dec 5 '13 at 9:48

There's xpra (or a newer fork), a slightly more recent tool than xmove.

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xpra is also called screen for X, which describes well what it does and is available on all the usual platforms. –  Tonin Jun 19 '14 at 11:06

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