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NAME

       lyxclient - send commands to a running LyX editor

SYNOPSIS

       lyxclient [ options ]

DESCRIPTION

       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 server.

       -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.

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.

       -c command
             send a single command, print LyX information to standard  output  and  exit.  LYXCMD
             prefix is needed in the given command.

       -g file line
             this is simply a wrapper for the command 'command-sequence server-goto-file-row file
             line; lyx-activate'. It is used by the PDF  and  DVI  previewer  to  elicit  inverse
             search and focus the LyX window.

       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:'.

MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS

       -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 default.

       -h    print the lyxclient version and summarize its usage.

ENVIRONMENT

       LYXSOCKET
              can be used to specify the socket special file that must be used.   LyX  sets  this
              variable.  It is overridden by the -a option.

SEE ALSO

       lyx(1), xdvi(1), LFUNs.lyx.

AUTHORS

       João Luis M. Assirati <assirati@fma.if.usp.br> is the principal author of lyxclient.