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This file is not meant to be proper documentation. See the file gnuserv.1 for more information.

NOTE: This version of gnuserv has some enhancements over the original version distributed by Andy Norman. See the end of this file for more details.

To install, copy gnuserv.el into a directory on your GNU Emacs load-path. Edit Makefile and change INCLUDES to point to the src directory underneath your emacs source tree (or make yourself a config.h file in this directory by hand, starting with config.h.proto as a first cut) and type:


This should compile the server and the two clients. Now put gnuserv, gnuclient and gnudoit in a directory that users have in their executable search paths.

File : Description

Makefile : Makefile to build gnuserv LICENSE : GNU General License README : this file gnuclient.c : editor client C code gnudoit.c : eval client C code gnuserv.1 : gnuserv man page gnuserv.c : server C code gnuserv.el : server LISP code for GNU Emacs V18,V19, XEmacs/Lucid Emacs and Epoch V4 gnuserv.h : server/client C header file gnuslib.c : server/client C common code src.x11fns.diff : diffs to src/x11fns to raise window (for emacs18)

config.h.proto : Use this file as the starting point for constructing a config.h if you don’t have access to the one that was used when compiling your emacs.

If you find any problems at all with gnuserv, or you can think of better ways of doing things (especially remote file access), please e-mail me at one of the addresses below.

ange@hplb.hpl.hp.com ange@hpl.hp.co.uk …!hplabs!hplb!ange …!ukc!hplb!ange

This version of gnuserv has been enhanced by a number of people, including Bob Weiner weiner@mot.com, Darrell Kindred dkindred@cmu.edu, Arup Mukherjee arup@cmu.edu, and Ben Wing ben@xemacs.org. The modifications are basically as follows:

Bob Weiner:

 Integrated support for several versions of emacs. New requests
 from gnuclient cause the creation of new frames. Removed the
 restriction on the length of the string passed to gnudoit. Later
 added a server-done-function variable to control what happens to
 a buffer after the user is done with it. Mods to each of the .c
 files as well as gnuserv.el.

Darrell Kindred:

 Removed the restriction on the length of the string returned from
 a gnudoit request, for the purposes of unix/internet sockets.
 Allow the gnudoit request to be read from stdin if it's not
 specified on the command line. Internet sockets are not opened
 unless the GNU_SECURE variable is specified. Unix sockets are
 created in a protected ancestral directory, since many Unix
 variants don't enforce socket permissions properly. An internet
 socket accepting local connections is not opened by default
 because this would make it possibly to override all security on
 the unix socket. See the man page for details. Unless told to do
 otherwise by a command-line argument, gnuclient and gnudoit now
 try to open a unix socket by default if support for them was
 compiled in.  Mods to each of the .c files and to gnuserv.el.

Arup Mukherjee: Removed the restriction on the length of the string returned from a gnudoit request, for the purposes of sysv ipc. Added support for the “gnuserv-frame” variable allowing you to specify control whether or not new screens are created in response to each gnuclient request. Made a number of other bugfixes and changes to the lisp part of the code, allowing gnuserv to work properly with newer emacs versions. All the changes are listed in the changelog at the beginning of gnuserv.el. Also fixed up the man page to reflect the new gnuserv features. On HPs, stopped the “-r” parameter (in gnuclient) from defaulting to /net/. Not all installations want this, and it’s much harder to debug when things stop working. Changed the man page to reflect this. Mods to each of the .c files, gnuserv.el and gnuserv.1

 More recently - added Xauth(1X11)-style authentication to gnuserv (as 
 of version 2.1). Although the code is completely new, credit is
 due to Richard Caley <rjc@cogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk> ... he wrote a
 prototype implementation from which I borrowed the basic
 mechanism for hooking Xauth into gnuserv. 

Ben Wing: Added gnuattach.