proofserv - Man Page

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 also of the xproofd(1) daemon.

xproofd 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.

See Also

xproofd(1) , root(1)

More information can be found at the ROOT website:

Original Authors

The ROOT team (see web page above):

Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers


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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