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Edit and display the authorization information used in connecting to the X server. More information:

  • Start interactive mode with a specific authority file (defaults to ~/.Xauthority):

xauth -f {{path/to/file}}

  • Display information about the authority file:

xauth info

  • Display authorization entries for all the displays:

xauth list

  • Add an authorization for a specific display:

xauth add {{display_name}} {{protocol_name}} {{key}}

  • Remove the authorization for a specific display:

xauth remove {{display_name}}

  • Print the authorization entry for the current display to stdout:

xauth extract - $DISPLAY

  • Merge the authorization entries from a specific file into the authorization database:

cat {{path/to/file}} | xauth merge -

  • Display help:

xauth --help