x11 forwarding in Windows using git-bash and Xming

This tutorial explains how you can get x11 forwarding working for Windows and git-bash (Not putty). Putty has another way of doing this.

  1. Install Xming: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
  2. Run Xming from the programs.
  3. Open GitBash from the Start Menu.
  4. Export display environment on the bash command.
    export DISPLAY=localhost:0
  5. ssh to the target machine with x11 forwarding enabled
    ssh -XY me@myhost
  6. Try your x11 forwarding e.g. nautilus on the target machine.
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