Commit 953cebf5 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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server.el doc fixes

* lisp/server.el (server-auth-dir): Doc fix.
(server-eval-at): Doc fix.  Give an explicit error if !server-use-tcp.

* etc/NEWS: Markup.
parent 1b9f60cc
......@@ -1237,8 +1237,9 @@ passing the hook functions as arguments to a "wrapping" function.
*** New macro `with-wrapper-hook' for running an abnormal hook as a
set of "wrapping" filters, similar to around advice.
** `server-eval-at' is provided to allow evaluating forms on different
Emacs server instances.
** The new function `server-eval-at' allows evaluation of Lisp forms on
named Emacs server instances, using TCP sockets.
** `call-process' and `call-process-region' allow a `(:file "file")' spec
2012-02-02 Glenn Morris <>
* server.el (server-auth-dir): Doc fix.
(server-eval-at): Doc fix. Give an explicit error if !server-use-tcp.
* subr.el (run-mode-hooks): Doc fix.
2012-02-02 Juri Linkov <>
......@@ -126,6 +126,8 @@ port number."
(defcustom server-auth-dir (locate-user-emacs-file "server/")
"Directory for server authentication files.
We only use this if `server-use-tcp' is non-nil.
Otherwise we use `server-socket-dir'.
NOTE: On FAT32 filesystems, directories are not secure;
files can be read and modified by any user or process.
......@@ -1525,7 +1527,14 @@ only these files will be asked to be saved."
(defun server-eval-at (server form)
"Eval FORM on Emacs Server SERVER."
"Contact the Emacs server named SERVER and evaluate FORM there.
Returns the result of the evaluation, or signals an error if it
cannot contact the specified server. For example:
\(server-eval-at \"server\" '(emacs-pid))
returns the process ID of the Emacs instance running \"server\".
This function requires the use of TCP sockets. "
(or server-use-tcp
(error "This function requires TCP sockets"))
(let ((auth-file (expand-file-name server server-auth-dir))
(coding-system-for-read 'binary)
(coding-system-for-write 'binary)
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