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You can set up Epsilon so an external program can run it as its
editor. In Unix-style environments this is typically done by setting
the EDITOR environment variable. The external program will invoke the
editor program, and then wait for it to exit before continuing with
You may have an existing session of Epsilon running, and want all
editing requests from other programs to be routed to the existing
session. You can set that up with Epsilon by setting EDITOR to
epsilon -wait. The external program will run a second copy of
Epsilon (the client), which will pass the name of the file to be
edited to the existing Epsilon session (the server), and wait for the
server before continuing.
When you've finished editing the passed file, save it, and then use
the resume-client command to notify the client instance of Epsilon
that the editing job is done, and it should exit.
In Windows, there's no convention similar to EDITOR, but individual
programs may have an option to set the name of the editor program to
be used. Note that by default, the Windows command processor never
waits for a GUI-style program to exit before prompting again; putting
"start /wait" before the program name tells it to wait. So "start
/wait epsilon -wait" may be needed.
Sending Files to a Prior Instance
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