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$ParentLink

$ParentLink
is the MathLink LinkObject currently used for input and output by the Mathematica kernel in a particular session.
  • When the Mathematica kernel is started by a Mathematica front end, $ParentLink gives the MathLink connection between the front end and the kernel.
  • You can reset $ParentLink in the middle of a Mathematica session to connect the kernel to a different front end.
The MathLink LinkObject currently used for input and output by the Mathematica kernel:
$ParentLink is an active link listed in Links:
The MathLink LinkObject currently used for input and output by the Mathematica kernel:
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$ParentLink is an active link listed in Links:
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