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.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com …!hplabs!hplb!ange …!ukc!hplb!ange
This version of gnuserv has been enhanced by a number of people, including Bob Weiner firstname.lastname@example.org, Darrell Kindred email@example.com, Arup Mukherjee firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ben Wing email@example.com. The modifications are basically as follows:
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.
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.
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/
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> ... he wrote a prototype implementation from which I borrowed the basic mechanism for hooking Xauth into gnuserv.
Ben Wing: Added gnuattach.