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5.4.2 The Save Session dialog and actual saving

Click the Defaults... button in the Scheduled tab of the Saved Sessions controller window 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 Saved Sessions controller window.

Under File name: you can define the filename in which to save the image (on non-Mac OS X platforms) or the name of the application bundle (on Mac OS X). 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 Cocoa it adds ".app" 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 application bundle in the Save application bundle 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 application bundle if it exists by selecting Overwrite existing application bundle . If this is not checked the saving process refuses to save on top of an existing application bundle.
  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 click OK to confirm the dialog, the session saving is scheduled.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 25 Nov 2011