PuTTY wish cmdline-x-display

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summary: Command-line option to set local X display
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

PuTTY should probably have a command-line option to set the local X display, so that people who run PuTTY on multi-user machines can get the right one. Of course, if there's some better way to find the user's X display in Windows, we should support that too.

cmdline-any-option might make this unnecessary.

Ref: <476F91F7CFDBD41182E000D0B7E7E6930304A958@U9JM7.mgb01.telekom.de>

Update 2004-10: if the "X display" is left blank in the configuration, PuTTY will attempt to take the display location from the environment variable DISPLAY (on both Windows and Unix).

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)