Interruption of a running job

Paul Y. Peng ypeng at
Tue May 16 17:46:53 CEST 2000

It is a pity to learn that it is impossible to interrupt a
running job and keep the process active within M-x Sqpe+4.
I use M-x Sqpe+4 a lot more than M-x S+4 because the latter is
not consistent with its counterpart in Unix, and I have to
switch between different windows which make my laptop display
very busy.

C-c C-c does kill the process on Win98 and S-PLUS 2000. Currently
to stop a job, I have to kill the process and start it again,
which is time consuming if the current buffer contains a lot of

Thanks for the help.


Rich Heiberger wrote:
> With M-x Sqpe+4, I don't think you it is possible to interrupt a
> running job and keep the process active.  I've found several ways to
> kill the process, C-q C-Break for example.  C-c C-c doesn't kill the
> process on W95 and S-Plus 4.5.
> With M-x S+4, I found that C-c C-c typed into the *S+4* buffer will
> kill the S-Plus window.  But the *S+4* window is a placeholder buffer
> in that case.  It is needed to mediate the transmission of keystrokes
> from myfile.s (using C-c C-n and relatives) to the stand-alone S-Plus
> window.  If you are using M-x S+4, then you should never be in the
> *S+4* buffer.  To interrupt a command sequence that has been started
> with C-c C-r, you can type the all-purpose emacs interrupt C-g in the
> myfile.s buffer.  Then if the S-Plus is still working, switch to the
> S-Plus Commands window and enter the ESC key.
> Rich
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