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       kuesvr - the CERN KUIP edit server


       kuesvr -p pid -c cmd -t tmpfile [ -e editor ] file


       kuesvr  is  a  small  program called from KUIP.  (KUIP stands for Kit for a User Interface
       Package; it is part of the Packlib library from CERN.)  kuesvr allows the user to call  up
       an  editor  from  within a KUIP program (PAW, for instance) on the file given by file, and
       continue to use the program asynchronously.

       In general kuesvr is not called directly from the command line (in Debian it is  not  even
       located  in  the  $PATH); instead it will be run automatically from a KUIP program when an
       editor is needed, as long as the command line set with  KUIP's  HOST_EDITOR  command  ends
       with  an  ampersand  ('&'),  and $DISPLAY is set.  If $DISPLAY is unset (or, on non-Debian
       systems, if kuesvr cannot be  found  in  $PATH),  the  ampersand  will  be  ignored.   For

       PAW > HOST_EDITOR 'emacs -geometry 80x48 &'

       The  editor  is  expected  to  create  its own graphical window.  However, since 'vi' is a
       frequent choice, setting HOST_EDITOR to  'vi  &'  will  automatically  be  interpreted  as
       'x-terminal-emulator -e vi &' instead.


       -c cmd Specifies the KUIP command invoking the edit server.

       -e editor
              Specifies  the  editor  to be used.  By default it is vi.  Even though this flag is
              optional, it will be set anyway when kuesvr is called from the KUIP library.

       -p pid Specifies the process ID of the calling program.

       -t tmpfile
              Specifies the name of the temporary file used for communication between the calling
              program  and  the  edit  server.   This  is  a  Debian extension added for security
              reasons.  It is a required argument, so this version of kuesvr will not work with a
              KUIP application using CERN's unmodified Packlib; nor will CERN's unmodified kuesvr
              work with the Debian version of Packlib.


       · paw(1) - a program that can use the edit server
       · the KUIP online help available with command "help host_editor"
       · the KUIP manual, available at


       This manual page was  written  by  Kevin  McCarty  <>  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 4, 2005                                 KUESVR(7)