Wily::Connect - Connects to a running Wily text editor.


  use Wily::Connect;
  my $wily_socket = Wily::Connect::connect();


The connect sub connects to wily this involves creating a unix domain socket, listening on that socket, writing the name of that socket to the fifo wily is reading from (either $ENV{WILYFIFO} or if that doesn't exist /tmp/wily[login]$ENV{DISPLAY}, and then accepting the connection to the unix domain socket that wily will make.

The functions does all of that and hence may block while waiting for wily.


perl(1), wily(1), Wily::Message.


Sam Holden <>


Copyright (C) 2004 by Sam Holden

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