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       boinc - The BOINC core client program.


       boinc [options]


       The  BOINC  "core  client",  boinc,  is  the  heart  of  BOINC.  It controls which project
       applications are run on your computer, downloading "Workunits" and uploading the  "Result"
       files  from  completed tasks. boinc is usually run in the background, ideally as a daemon.
       It can  then  be  controlled  either  by  a  graphical  tool  called  the  BOINC  Manager,
       boincmgr(1),  or  a  command-line  tool  called boinccmd(1), by means of Remote Proceedure
       Calls (RPCs) over port 31416.

       The BOINC core client can be controlled by command-line options, configuration files,  and
       environment  variables.  Standard  usage  is  simply  to  start  the client running in the


       These command-line options for boinc can be used to control how BOINC is started. Once the
       client  has started, you should use a separate program, (boincmgr(1) or boinccmd(1)) which
       communicates with it by means of Remote Proceedure Calls (RPCs).

       --help show options

              show version info

              exit when there are no results

              show attached projects

       --detach_project URL
              detach from a project

       --reset_project URL
              reset (clear) a project

       --attach_project URL key
              attach to a project

       --update_prefs URL
              contact a project to update preferences

              run the CPU benchmarks

              for idle detection, check remote logins too

              allow remote GUI RPC connections

       --gui_rpc_port port
              port for GUI RPCs

              redirect stdout and stderr to log files

       --dir path
              use given dir as BOINC home

              Omits creation of a socket as required  for  the  remote  control  of  the  client.
              Consequently  the client cannot be controlled by external tools like GUIs (boincmgr
              etc.) or the console command tool (boinccmd).

              run as daemon

              exit right before starting a job

              exit right after finishing a job

              disable app sandboxing

              core client was launched by Manager

              set by updater


       By default the core client accepts GUI RPC connections only  from  programs  on  the  same
       host, which means that any user on this host can control the core client.


       boinccmd(1), boincmgr(1)



       Copyright © 2007-2008 University of California.

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                                          April 06, 2008                                 boinc(1)