November 27, 2000

Gratuitous window dressing, part 2

Author: JT Smith

Linux Journal has a column: "If you have run X-Windows in any way shape or form, you'll have accumulated a number of interesting files in your home directory. They have names
like '.Xclients', '.Xauthority', and '.xinitrc' to name a few. What are these mysterious (dare I say it again) '.X' files? Well, before I go into that, let's
start by looking at the program that invariably makes use of these files, a little something called xinit."

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