[Chimera-users] chimera --send with multiple Chimeras

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jul 21 23:21:40 PDT 2004

Hi Sandeep,

  If you have more than one Chimera running on a machine then
"chimera --send" sends the file to the most recent one that is accepting
connections.  Each time you change the Favorites/Preferences/Web Data option
to accept connections, that Chimera becomes the most recent.

  The way this works is there is a list of running Chimera instances
that are accepting connections in file (on unix /tmp/chim_webinfo-<username>
where <username> is your login name).  This file lists the Chimera
process id and port number it is listening on.  The last line
indicates the most recent Chimera that is accepting connections.  I
wouldn't recommend relying on info in this file since the
implementation may change in the future.


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