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I need to run xrestop on a remote machine. When I connect through ssh and run xrestop I get the results for my local machine.

I see that there is an option -display but I don't know how to use it.

How to run xrestop remotely ?

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You use the -display option as normal. The standard display is :0. So if you're logged in via ssh you can run:

xrestop -display :0

Generally you can also explicitly set your DISPLAY shell variable to :0 and all X programs will interact with the remote machines primary display.

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  • Thank you this is exactly what I wanted. I had tried with "-display :0.0" without success.
    – Barth
    May 9 '12 at 12:48

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