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Re: keep LilyPond process running in sort of "server mode"

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: keep LilyPond process running in sort of "server mode"
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:04:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 01:01:06PM +0200, Wilbert Berendsen wrote:
> some time ago there has been some discussion about a way to run LilyPond
> once and keep it running, waiting for a filename to compile. I think it
> was a special .ly file containing Scheme code that was started and ran all
> the init stuff, then waited for the name of a .ly file to process (via a
> socket, pipe or stdin, don't remember).

If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then
the lilypond server thread acts as a real server; it accepts
telnet (or netcat) connections.  Search the archives for "lilypond
server"; IIRC it was from about 5 years ago.

- Graham

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