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NAME

       gdnc - GNUstep Distributed Notification Center

SYNOPSIS

       gdnc

DESCRIPTION

       The  gdnc  daemon is used by GNUstep programs to send notifications and
       messages to one another.  By  default  it  uses  private  inter-process
       communications  accessible  only to the curtrent user on the machine on
       which it is running (where the operating system supports them).

       Every user needs to have his own instance of gdnc running.  While  gdnc
       will  be  started  automatically  as  soon  as  it  is  needed,  it  is
       recommended to start gdnc in a personal login script like ~/.bashrc  or
       ~/.cshrc.   Alternatively  (if you have no command-line tools which use
       distributed notifications) you can  launch  gdnc  when  your  windowing
       system  or  the window manager is started. For example, on systems with
       X11 you can launch gdnc from your .xinitrc script or alternatively - if
       you  are  running  Window  Maker  -  put it in Window Maker’s autostart
       script.  See the GNUstep Build Guide for a sample startup script.

OPTIONS

       To attach gdnc to a remote session use the

       -NSHost hostname
              argument.

       To run a copy of the server to handle public  notifications  (available
       to all users on the local machine)

       -GSPublic YES

       To  run  a  copy  of  the server to handle network-public notifications
       (available to all users able to connect to the  local  machine  on  the
       network)

       -GSNetwork YES

DIAGNOSTICS

       gdomap  -L GDNCServer will lookup instances of gdnc which were launched
       with the NSHost, GSPublic, or GSNetwork command line arguments.

       Alternatively, gdomap -N will list all registered names  on  the  local
       host.

SEE ALSO

       gdomap(8), GNUstep(7), gpbs(1)

       The  GNUstep  Build Guide example startup script: <http://gnustep.made-
       it.com/BuildGuide/index.html#GNUSTEP.SERVICES>

HISTORY

       Work on gdnc started October 1998.

       This manual page first appeared in gnustep-base 1.7.2 (July 2003).

AUTHORS

       gdnc was written by Richard Frith-McDonald <rfm@gnu.org>.

       This   man   page   was   written   by   Martin   Brecher   <martin@mb-
       itconsulting.com>.