Commit 18a4ce5e authored by Andreas Rottmann's avatar Andreas Rottmann Committed by Glenn Morris
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Allow emacsclient to set parameters of new graphical frames (bug#5864)

* lib-src/emacsclient.c (longopts, decode_options, main): Add frame-parameters.

* lisp/server.el (server-create-window-system-frame): Add parameters arg.
(server-process-filter): Doc fix.  Handle frame-parameters.

* doc/emacs/misc.texi (emacsclient Options): Mention --frame-parameters.
* doc/man/emacsclient.1: Mention --frame-parameters.

* etc/NEWS: Mention this.
parent 919bbce0
2011-06-25 Andreas Rottmann <>
* misc.texi (emacsclient Options): Mention --frame-parameters.
2011-06-09 Glenn Morris <>
* custom.texi (Specifying File Variables):
......@@ -1623,6 +1623,11 @@ text-only terminal frame (@pxref{Frames}). If you omit a filename
argument while supplying the @samp{-c} option, the new frame displays
the @samp{*scratch*} buffer (@pxref{Buffers}).
@item -F
@itemx --frame-parameters=@var{alist}
Set the parameters for a newly-created graphical frame
(@pxref{Frame Parameters}).
@item -d @var{display}
@itemx --display=@var{display}
Tell Emacs to open the given files on the X display @var{display}
2011-06-25 Andreas Rottmann <>
* emacsclient.1: Mention --frame-parameters.
2011-03-07 Chong Yidong <>
* Version 23.3 released.
......@@ -58,6 +58,9 @@ daemon mode and emacsclient will try to connect to it.
.B -c, \-\-create-frame
create a new frame instead of trying to use the current Emacs frame
.B \-F, \-\-frame-parameters=ALIST
set the parameters of a newly-created frame.
.B \-d, \-\-display=DISPLAY
tell the server to display the files on the given display.
......@@ -84,6 +84,10 @@ client frame in parent X window ID, via XEmbed. This works like the
*** New emacsclient argument -q/--quiet suppresses some status messages.
*** New emacsclient argument --frame-parameters can be used to set the
frame parameters of a newly-created graphical frame.
*** If emacsclient shuts down as a result of Emacs signalling an
error, its exit status is 1.
2011-06-25 Andreas Rottmann <>
* emacsclient.c (longopts, decode_options, main): Add frame-parameters.
2011-06-10 Paul Eggert <>
* movemail.c: Fix race condition and related bugs (Bug#8836).
......@@ -160,6 +160,10 @@ const char *server_file = NULL;
/* PID of the Emacs server process. */
int emacs_pid = 0;
/* If non-NULL, a string that should form a frame parameter alist to
be used for the new frame */
const char *frame_parameters = NULL;
static void print_help_and_exit (void) NO_RETURN;
static void fail (void) NO_RETURN;
......@@ -175,6 +179,7 @@ struct option longopts[] =
{ "nw", no_argument, NULL, 't' },
{ "create-frame", no_argument, NULL, 'c' },
{ "alternate-editor", required_argument, NULL, 'a' },
{ "frame-parameters", required_argument, NULL, 'F' },
{ "socket-name", required_argument, NULL, 's' },
......@@ -599,6 +604,10 @@ decode_options (int argc, char **argv)
print_help_and_exit ();
case 'F':
frame_parameters = optarg;
message (TRUE, "Try `%s --help' for more information\n", progname);
......@@ -1630,6 +1639,13 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, " ");
if (frame_parameters && !current_frame)
send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, "-frame-parameters ");
quote_argument (emacs_socket, frame_parameters);
send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, " ");
/* If using the current frame, send tty information to Emacs anyway.
In daemon mode, Emacs may need to occupy this tty if no other
frame is available. */
2011-06-25 Andreas Rottmann <>
* server.el (server-create-window-system-frame): Add parameters arg.
(server-process-filter): Doc fix. Handle frame-parameters.
2011-06-25 Juanma Barranquero <>
Fix bug#8730, bug#8781.
......@@ -736,7 +736,8 @@ Server mode runs a process that accepts commands from the
(defun server-create-window-system-frame (display nowait proc parent-id)
(defun server-create-window-system-frame (display nowait proc parent-id
&optional parameters)
(add-to-list 'frame-inherited-parameters 'client)
(if (not (fboundp 'make-frame-on-display))
......@@ -751,7 +752,8 @@ Server mode runs a process that accepts commands from the
;; killing emacs on that frame.
(let* ((params `((client . ,(if nowait 'nowait proc))
;; This is a leftover, see above.
(environment . ,(process-get proc 'env))))
(environment . ,(process-get proc 'env))
(display (or display
(frame-parameter nil 'display)
(getenv "DISPLAY")
......@@ -832,6 +834,9 @@ The following commands are accepted by the server:
Forbid the creation of new frames.
`-frame-parameters ALIST'
Set the parameters of the created frame.
Request that the next frame created should not be
associated with this client.
......@@ -940,6 +945,7 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
frame-parameters ;parameters for newly created frame
tty-name ; nil, `window-system', or the tty name.
tty-type ; string.
......@@ -960,6 +966,13 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
;; -current-frame: Don't create frames.
(`"-current-frame" (setq use-current-frame t))
;; -frame-parameters: Set frame parameters
(let ((alist (pop args-left)))
(if coding-system
(setq alist (decode-coding-string alist coding-system)))
(setq frame-parameters (car (read-from-string alist)))))
;; -display DISPLAY:
;; Open X frames on the given display instead of the default.
......@@ -1075,7 +1088,8 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
(if display (server-select-display display)))
((eq tty-name 'window-system)
(server-create-window-system-frame display nowait proc
;; When resuming on a tty, tty-name is nil.
(server-create-tty-frame tty-name tty-type proc))))
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