Commit 636b507b authored by Dan Nicolaescu's avatar Dan Nicolaescu

* misc.texi (emacsclient Options): Describe what an empty string

argument does for --alternate-editor.

* emacsclient.1: Describe what an empty string argument does for
--alternate-editor.

* emacsclient.c (print_help_and_exit): Describe what an empty
string argument does for --alternate-editor.
(set_socket): Make it possible to not exit in case of an error.
(start_daemon_and_retry_set_socket): New function.
(main): Use it.  Restore the NULL value for socket_name and
server_file after the set_socket call.
parent e54be9a0
2008-12-10 Dan Nicolaescu <dann@ics.uci.edu>
* misc.texi (emacsclient Options): Describe what an empty string
argument does for --alternate-editor.
2008-12-09 Frank Schmitt <ich@frank-schmitt.net>
* cmdargs.texi (Font X): Distinguish between client-side and
......
......@@ -1574,10 +1574,11 @@ listed below:
@item -a @var{command}
@itemx --alternate-editor=@var{command}
Specify a command to run if @code{emacsclient} fails to contact Emacs.
This is useful when running @code{emacsclient} in a script. For
example, the following setting for the @env{EDITOR} environment
variable will always give you an editor, even if no Emacs server is
running:
This is useful when running @code{emacsclient} in a script. If
@var{command} is the empty string, then start Emacs in daemon mode and
try connecting again. For example, the following setting for the
@env{EDITOR} environment variable will always give you an editor, even
if no Emacs server is running:
@example
EDITOR="emacsclient --alternate-editor emacs +%d %s"
......
2008-12-10 Dan Nicolaescu <dann@ics.uci.edu>
* emacsclient.1: Describe what an empty string argument does for
--alternate-editor.
2008-11-27 Dan Nicolaescu <dann@ics.uci.edu>
* emacsclient.1: Mention -nw and -c. Fix the character for --help.
......
......@@ -72,6 +72,8 @@ This can also be specified via the `EMACS_SERVER_FILE' environment variable.
.B \-a, \-\-alternate-editor=EDITOR
if the Emacs server is not running, run the specified editor instead.
This can also be specified via the `ALTERNATE_EDITOR' environment variable.
If the value of EDITOR is the empty string, then Emacs is started in
daemon mode and emacsclient will try to connect to it.
.TP
.B \-d, \-\-display=DISPLAY
tell the server to display the files on the given display.
......
2008-12-10 Dan Nicolaescu <dann@ics.uci.edu>
* emacsclient.c (print_help_and_exit): Describe what an empty
string argument does for --alternate-editor.
(set_socket): Make it possible to not exit in case of an error.
(start_daemon_and_retry_set_socket): New function.
(main): Use it. Restore the NULL value for socket_name and
server_file after the set_socket call.
2008-12-03 Dan Nicolaescu <dann@ics.uci.edu>
* emacsclient.c: Include <arpa/inet.h>.
......
......@@ -616,6 +616,8 @@ The following OPTIONS are accepted:\n\
Set filename of the TCP authentication file\n\
-a, --alternate-editor=EDITOR\n\
Editor to fallback to if the server is not running\n\
If EDITOR is the empty string, start Emacs in daemon\n\
mode and try connecting again
\n\
Report bugs to bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org.\n", progname);
exit (EXIT_SUCCESS);
......@@ -1294,7 +1296,7 @@ To start the server in Emacs, type \"M-x server-start\".\n",
#endif /* ! NO_SOCKETS_IN_FILE_SYSTEM */
HSOCKET
set_socket ()
set_socket (int no_exit_if_error)
{
HSOCKET s;
......@@ -1305,7 +1307,7 @@ set_socket ()
if (socket_name)
{
s = set_local_socket ();
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || alternate_editor)
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || no_exit_if_error)
return s;
message (TRUE, "%s: error accessing socket \"%s\"\n",
progname, socket_name);
......@@ -1320,7 +1322,7 @@ set_socket ()
if (server_file)
{
s = set_tcp_socket ();
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || alternate_editor)
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || no_exit_if_error)
return s;
message (TRUE, "%s: error accessing server file \"%s\"\n",
......@@ -1338,7 +1340,7 @@ set_socket ()
/* Implicit server file. */
server_file = "server";
s = set_tcp_socket ();
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || alternate_editor)
if ((s != INVALID_SOCKET) || no_exit_if_error)
return s;
/* No implicit or explicit socket, and no alternate editor. */
......@@ -1408,6 +1410,52 @@ w32_give_focus ()
}
#endif
/* Start the emacs daemon and try to connect to it. */
void
start_daemon_and_retry_set_socket (void)
{
pid_t dpid;
int status;
pid_t p;
dpid = fork ();
if (dpid > 0)
{
p = waitpid (dpid, &status, WUNTRACED | WCONTINUED);
/* Try connecting again, the daemon should have started by
now. */
message (TRUE, "daemon should have started, trying to connect again\n", dpid);
if ((emacs_socket = set_socket (1)) == INVALID_SOCKET)
message (TRUE, "Cannot connect even after starting the daemon\n");
}
else if (dpid < 0)
{
fprintf (stderr, "Cannot fork!\n");
exit (1);
}
else
{
char *d_argv[] = {"emacs", "--daemon", 0 };
if (socket_name != NULL)
{
/* Pass --daemon=socket_name as argument. */
char *deq = "--daemon=";
char *daemon_arg = alloca (strlen (deq)
+ strlen (socket_name) + 1);
strcpy (daemon_arg, deq);
strcat (daemon_arg, socket_name);
d_argv[1] = daemon_arg;
}
execvp ("emacs", d_argv);
message (TRUE, "%s: error starting emacs daemon\n", progname);
}
}
int
main (argc, argv)
int argc;
......@@ -1416,6 +1464,7 @@ main (argc, argv)
int i, rl, needlf = 0;
char *cwd, *str;
char string[BUFSIZ+1];
int null_socket_name, null_server_file, start_daemon_if_needed;
main_argv = argv;
progname = argv[0];
......@@ -1431,9 +1480,34 @@ main (argc, argv)
exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
}
if ((emacs_socket = set_socket ()) == INVALID_SOCKET)
fail ();
/* If alternate_editor is the empty string, start the emacs daemon
in case of failure to connect. */
start_daemon_if_needed = (alternate_editor
&& (alternate_editor[0] == '\0'));
if (start_daemon_if_needed)
{
/* set_socket changes the values for socket_name and
server_file, we need to reset them, if they were NULL before
for the second call to set_socket. */
null_socket_name = (socket_name == NULL);
null_server_file = (server_file == NULL);
}
if ((emacs_socket = set_socket (alternate_editor
|| start_daemon_if_needed)) == INVALID_SOCKET)
if (start_daemon_if_needed)
{
/* Reset socket_name and server_file if they were NULL
before the set_socket call. */
if (null_socket_name)
socket_name = NULL;
if (null_server_file)
server_file = NULL;
start_daemon_and_retry_set_socket ();
}
else
fail ();
cwd = get_current_dir_name ();
if (cwd == 0)
......
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