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3.1 Aborting commands and processes

Key Sequence


Aborts the current command. Ctrl+G (or Esc in Mac OS editor emulation) can either be used to abandon a command which has been partially typed in, or to abort the command which is currently running.

Note that, unlike most of the keys described in this manual, this cannot be changed via editor:bind-key . Instead, use editor:set-interrupt-keys if you wish to change this.

Key Sequence


Chooses a process that is useful to break, and breaks it. The process to break is chosen as follows:

It checks for a busy processes that is essential for LispWorks to work correctly, or that interacts with the user (normally that means that some CAPI interface uses it), or that is flagged as wanting interrupts (currently that means a REPL). If it finds such a busy process, it breaks it.

Otherwise, if the LispWorks IDE is running, activate or start the Process Browser.

Otherwise, if there is a busy process break it.

Otherwise, just break the current process.

Note: This break gesture is supported only on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

LispWorks Editor User Guide (Macintosh version) - 22 Dec 2009