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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/lispref/os.texi

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/lispref/os.texi
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 11:31:30 -0500

Index: emacs/lispref/os.texi
diff -c emacs/lispref/os.texi:1.46 emacs/lispref/os.texi:1.47
*** emacs/lispref/os.texi:1.46  Thu Jan 31 23:28:28 2002
--- emacs/lispref/os.texi       Sun Mar 10 11:31:30 2002
*** 31,36 ****
--- 31,37 ----
  * Special Keysyms::     Defining system-specific key symbols for X.
  * Flow Control::        How to turn output flow control on or off.
  * Batch Mode::          Running Emacs without terminal interaction.
+ * Session Management::  Saving and restoring state with X Session Management.
  @end menu
  @node Starting Up
*** 1996,1998 ****
--- 1997,2048 ----
  @defvar noninteractive
  This variable is address@hidden when Emacs is running in batch mode.
  @end defvar
+ @node Session Management
+ @section Session Management
+ @cindex session management
+ @cindex X session management protocol
+ X has defined the X Session Management Protocol to handle start and
+ restart of applications.  There is one session manager who has the
+ responsibility to keep track of the applications that are running 
+ when the window system shuts down, so the session manager later can 
+ restart them.
+ Before the session manager shuts down the window system it informs
+ applications that they should save their state.  When the applications
+ are restarted, the applications will restore their state.
+ @defvar emacs-save-session-functions
+ @tindex emacs-save-session-functions
+ Emacs supports saving state by using a hook called
+ @code{emacs-save-session-functions}.  Each function in this hook is
+ called when the session manager tells Emacs that the window system is
+ shutting down.  The functions are called with the current buffer set to
+ a temporary buffer.  Functions can use @code{insert} to add lisp code
+ to this buffer.  The buffer will then be saved in a lisp file that is
+ loaded when Emacs is restarted.
+ If a function in @code{emacs-save-session-functions} returns non-nil
+ Emacs will inform the session manager that the window system shutdown
+ shall be cancelled.
+ @end defvar
+ Here is an example that just inserts some text into *scratch* when Emacs
+ is restarted by the session manager.
+ @example
+ @group
+ (add-hook 'emacs-save-session-functions 'save-yourself-test)
+ @end group
+ @group
+ (defun save-yourself-test ()
+   (progn
+     (insert
+      "(save-excursion
+         (switch-to-buffer \"*scratch*\")
+         (insert \"I am restored\"))")
+    @result{} nil))
+ @end group
+ @end example

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