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Version: Version 3 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


proofserv - PROOF (The Parallel ROOT Facility)


Using PROOF (The Parallel ROOT Facility) one can analyze trees in parallel on a cluster of computers. The PROOF system consists of the proofd(1) from-end program which is started via inetd(8).

proofd takes care of user authentication and overlays itself then with the desired version of the proofserv(1) executable.

The proofserv(1) is a basically the same as the ROOT interactive module root(1), except that it reads its commands from a socket instead of from the terminal.

Since it is a remote server it will not do graphics and therefore is not linked with any graphics libraries (Motif, X11, etc.).

proofserv is started by the daemon proofd(1) on request by the user. It is not a command to be executed by the user directly.

Note, that if proofserv is passed any arguments, it will use the libProofx interface, rather than the standard libProof interface.


proofd(1) , root(1) , rootd(1)

More information can be found at the ROOT website:  


The ROOT team (see web page above):
Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


This manual page was written by Christian Holm Christensen <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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