Commit 17403b3d authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

(Files and environment variables): Documented

environment variables.

Rev: doc/lsh.texinfo:1.26
parent 3b2d2dd9
......@@ -110,6 +110,7 @@ This manual explains how to use and hack @command{lsh}; it corresponds to
* Getting started::
* Invoking lsh::
* Invoking lshd::
* Files and environment variables::
* Terminology::
* Concept Index::
......@@ -1212,7 +1213,7 @@ Note that all these options are orthogonal. If you use @option{--trace},
you usually want to add @option{-v} as well; @option{--trace} does not
do that automatically.
@node Invoking lshd, Terminology, Invoking lsh, Top
@node Invoking lshd, Files and environment variables, Invoking lsh, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Invoking @command{lshd}
......@@ -1321,8 +1322,60 @@ Disable support for tcp forwarding, in both directions.
@end table
@node Files and environment variables, Terminology, Invoking lshd, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Files and environment variables
This chapters describes all files and all environment variables that
are used by @command{lsh}, @command{lshd}, and related programs.
There are a few environment variables that modifies the behaviour of
the @command{lsh} programs. And there are also a handful of variables
that are setup by @command{lshd} when starting user processes.
@table @env
When @acronym{X}-forwarding is enabled, @env{DISPLAY} specifies the
local display. Used by @command{lsh}.
@item HOME
User's home directory. Determines where client programs looks for the
@file{~/.lsh} directory. When @command{lshd} starts a user program, it
sets @env{HOME} from the value in the @file{/etc/passwd} file, except
if @command{lshd} is running as an ordinary user process. In the
latter case, the new process inherits @command{lsh}'s own value of
The users log in name. USed as the default name for logging into
remote systems. Set by @command{lshd} when starting new processes.
If set, it points out the location of the seed-file for the randomness
generator. Recognized both by @command{lshd} and the client programs.
@item TERM
The type of the local terminal. If the client requests a pty for a
remote process, the value of @env{TERM} is transferred from client to
@item TMPDIR
Determines where the unix socket used by @command{lshg} is located in
the filesystem.
@item TZ
Time zone. Processes started by @command{lshd} inherit the value of
this variable from the server.
@c used by xlib @item XAUTHORITY
@end table
Files used by the lsh client: (XXX Not yet written)
@table @file
@end table
@node Terminology, Concept Index, Invoking lshd, Top
@node Terminology, Concept Index, Files and environment variables, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
@chapter Terminology
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