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bug #51658: fatal error does not leave Octave resulting in unresponsive command line

Submitted by:  Dan Sebald <sebald>
Submitted on:  Fri 04 Aug 2017 05:13:18 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 05 Aug 2017 07:13:23 PM UTC, comment #2:

(just a little bump for #50373: "consider disabling "Press Control-C again to abort")

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Fri 04 Aug 2017 11:43:17 PM UTC, comment #1:

There is definitely some weirdness going on. Using the CLI, I can hit Ctrl+C 3 times which generates the message about a fatal error and saving of workspace variables. However, I am still within the pager. If I then type 'q' to leave the pager, I find myself at Octave command line rather than the shell command line. And everything is fine. I can execute more commands, etc.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 04 Aug 2017 05:13:18 PM UTC, original submission:

If I run some command that dumps a lot of text to the pager, hitting cntrl-C doesn't immediately break. So, continue hitting cntrl-C and the following happens:

It appears the line counter is advancing as normal. Maybe it is just the pager output that is broken at this point. Is hitting cntrl-C supposed to result in a fatal error? Or just break out of the pager?

Dan Sebald <sebald>


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