REAPER(1) Silicon Graphics REAPER(1)
NAME [Toc] [Back]
reaper - manages a login session
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
reaper is responsible for managing a login session via xdm.
When a user logs in through xdm, reaper is executed as part
of the session. It places a property on the root window
which specifies that a login session is in progress, and
then exits. When this property is removed from the root
window, via execution of endsession, the session is
terminated. xdm then puts up the login window and awaits
the next login. If reaper is not included in the user's
session, such as in a $HOME/.xsession script, the session
property will not be present and the session will terminate
when $HOME/.xsession exits.
NOTES [Toc] [Back]
reaper is not run during "failsafe" login sessions.
"failsafe" sessions are terminated by exiting the login
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
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