Displays a list of ChIPS servers.
The list_servers command returns a list of servers that may be available to the user. The list is derived by checking for local socket files used by chips.
Before attempting to connect to a listed server, it is recommended that the user run the check_server_exists command to verify that the server is indeed available for connections. It is possible that old socket files may exist - e.g. if ChIPS exited improperly at some point - and those servers are not available for use.
chips> print(list_servers()) ['ChipsServer_15015_1'] chips> check_server_exists("ChipsServer_15015_1") True
Retrieve a list of potentially available ChIPS servers.
Removing old server files
Socket files are stored by default in "/tmp/.chips.<username>/". Although ChIPS does attempt to remove these files when they are no-longer required, this may not happen in exceptional cases. If necessary, use list_servers() and check_server_exists(), to determine whether these files can be removed.
See the bugs pages on the ChIPS website for an up-to-date listing of known bugs.