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       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.


       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

       -p pid
             specify the pid  of  the  running  LyX  process  to  which
             lyxclient should send commands.

       -a socket_address
             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.

       -t tmp_dir
             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.


       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.

       -c command
             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:'.


       -n name
             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 <> is the  principal
       author of lyxclient.