Commit 8182d648 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Improve documentation of 'server-start' and friends

* lisp/server.el (server-start, server-running-p): Document how to
reliably check that the current Emacs process started the server.
(Bug#31859)
parent decdfedf
......@@ -599,7 +599,10 @@ running, ask the user for confirmation first, unless optional
argument INHIBIT-PROMPT is non-nil.
To force-start a server, do \\[server-force-delete] and then
\\[server-start]."
\\[server-start].
To check from a Lisp program whether a server is running, use
the `server-process' variable."
(interactive "P")
(when (or (not server-clients)
;; Ask the user before deleting existing clients---except
......@@ -725,7 +728,11 @@ Return values:
nil the server is definitely not running.
t the server seems to be running.
something else we cannot determine whether it's running without using
commands which may have to wait for a long time."
commands which may have to wait for a long time.
This function can return non-nil if the server was started by some other
Emacs process. To check from a Lisp program whether a server was started
by the current Emacs process, use the `server-process' variable."
(unless name (setq name server-name))
(condition-case nil
(if server-use-tcp
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