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Install newLISP server on Mac OS X using launchd


Launchd is the program which starts demons and programs when Mac OS X is rebooting. Put the following script in to the file: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.newlisp.newlisp.plist


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
       "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
  <key>Label</key>
  <string>org.newlisp.newlisp</string>
  <key>ProgramArguments</key>
    <array>
      <string>/usr/bin/newlisp</string>
      <string>-c</string>
      <string>-d4711</string>
      <string>-w/Users/lutz/Sites</string>
    </array>
  <key>RunAtLoad</key> 
  <true/>
</dict>
</plist>

Customize the port in -d4711 and the webserver root directory in -w/Users/lutz/Sites then reboot.

Your newLISP webservice is now available at http://localhost:4711/ or whatever portnumber you have chosen during setup. The server can also server net-eval requests.

After rebooting you can execute the following command in a terminal window to see if installation was sucessful:

launchctl list | grep newlisp

this will show the process id for the server process.