LispWorks IDE User Guide > 5 Session Saving > 5.4 Saving sessions


5.4.2 The Save Session dialog and actual saving

Press the Defaults... button in the Scheduled tab of the Sessions dialog to raise the Save Session dialog.

Figure 5.3 Setting the defaults for scheduled session saving

Enter a name for the session in the Session name: box. This name will be displayed in the list of sessions in the Saved Sessions tab of the Sessions dialog.

Under File name: you can define the filename in which to save the image. The name is constructed by a prefix, optionally followed by one or more of the Version (of LispWorks), the Weekday , the Date or the Time . The full name that would be used is displayed after Sample: . Note that:

  1. The name does not contain the file type. On Microsoft Windows it adds ".exe" automatically.
  2. The Weekday, Date and Time are derived from the moment when the Save Session dialog was raised. They are not updated.

Under Options: there are additional options:

  1. You can change the directory in which to save the image in the Save in directory: box.
  2. You can specify that the saved session is the default session by selecting Use as default session . This means that LispWorks images will redirect to it (see Redirecting images to a Saved Session image).
  3. The saving process can be made to overwrite an existing image if it exists by selecting Overwrite existing file . If this is not checked the saving process refuses to save on top of an existing image.
  4. You can specify that the saved session will reload the initialization files when it restarts, by selecting Re-load init files when starting session .

When you press OK to confirm the dialog, the session saving is scheduled.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Windows version) - 22 Dec 2009