bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50373, Disable "Press Control-C...


bug #50373: Disable "Press Control-C again to abort."

Submitted by:  Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Submitted on:  Tue Feb 21 21:14:29 2017  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 4.2.0Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Wed Feb 22 23:39:09 2017, comment #2:

That would be fantastic, thank you.

My muscle memory comes more from Matlab than from Emacs so I am more used to machine-gunning CTRL-C for ages rather than making 1 or 2 or 3 clean shots ;)

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Tue Feb 21 22:33:14 2017, comment #1:

This behavior was copied from a similar feature in Emacs:


I see now that Emacs only enables the feature for text terminals. We could at least do that.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue Feb 21 21:14:29 2017, original submission:

Guys, thank you very much for the recent bug fix for CTRL-C closing out the desktop (#49609). Really nice sleuthing.

I have one request for CTRL-C behaviour. Would it be possible to prevent the default behaviour of aborting out of octave on the 3rd CTRL-C? Sometimes you want to abandon a long calculation and oops, pressed it too many times, the octave processes is killed.

One can always kill the octave process from the OS if necessary, but usually (in fact, always) I do not want to abort octave using CTRL-C.

Can it be made an option for CTRL-C to return just to the octave prompt regardless of number of keypresses?

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>


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