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I ask because I don't have a ~/.ICEauthority file in either of my two minimalist systems and so far none of my apps has complained about the lack of it. ...
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- 08-12-2012 #1
What kind of programs use ICEauthority?
"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 08-12-2012 #2
I may be wrong on this, but I believe ~/.ICEauthority only applies to systems using IceWM.
That's my preferred WM, and I have that file... and I still don't know its real function.
- 08-13-2012 #3
authorisation protocol, similar to the way that Xauthority authorises you to the server. My guess is that simple window-managers
don't use it but that you end up with it all the same if you install anything that brings in the gnome or KDE libraries."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 08-13-2012 #4
Some ICE information can be found here
It looks as though the system can be used for authentication, but that depends on the protocol used for information exchange.
ICE "" local/Desktop-PC:/tmp/.ICE-unix/28354 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 46f68a5795dc1606b1677793f02f7029 XSMP "" local/Desktop-PC:/tmp/.ICE-unix/28354 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 9c32ae8d8bcfdab55d11ac326cfa35bf