lyxclient - send commands to a running LyX editor
lyxclient [ options ]
When LyX starts, it creates a unique, per-process local socket in the
temporary directory through which commands can be sent. That is, it can
act like a server, accepting connections from clients. lyxclient can be
used as such client. lyxclient will take care of all connection and
communication protocol details, leaving you (or your app) free to
concentrate on what you want to send to LyX.
SERVER IDENTIFICATION OPTIONS
lyxclient must first identify to which server (i.e. a running LyX)
commands are to be sent. The following options are used to specify the
specify the pid of the running LyX process to which
lyxclient should send commands.
specify explicitly which socket special file should be
used. These special files are located inside
lyx_tmpdir<lyx_pid><hash>, in the temporary directory.
There is one per running LyX process.
if LyX is configured to use a temporary directory other
than /tmp, you must inform lyxclient of this.
If neither -a nor -p are invoked, lyxclient will search for
sockets in /tmp (or tmp_dir if the -t option is used) and use
the first socket to which it can connect. This is safe if you
are running only one LyX process at any one time.
COMMAND MODE OPTIONS
lyxclient can send commands to LyX from both the command-line
and from standard input. LyX commands documentation can be
found in LyX Help menu.
send a single command, print LyX information to standard
output and exit. LYXCMD prefix is needed in the given
-g file line
this is simply a wrapper for the command
'server-goto-file-row file line'. It is used by the DVI
previewer to elicit inverse DVI search.
If neither -c nor -g are used, lyxclient will regard any
standard input as commands to be sent to LyX, printing LyX's
responses to standard output. Commands are separated by newlines
(the '\n' character). To finish communication and terminate the
lyxclient process, send the command 'BYE:'.
when starting communication, lyxclient sends an idenfifier
string to LyX. By default, this string is "PPID>PID",
where PPID is lyxclient's parent pid and pid is
lyxclient's pid. Use this option to override this
-h print the lyxclient version and summarize its usage.
can be used to specify the socket special file that must
be used. LyX sets this variable. It is overridden by
the -a option.
lyx(1), xdvi(1), LFUNs.lyx.
Joao Luis M. Assirati <email@example.com> is the principal
author of lyxclient.