[IPython-user] Killing a hung program

Scott Kirkwood scottakirkwood at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 07:56:15 CDT 2005

I use SciTE (www.scintilla.org) open source editor for writing most of
my Python programs. It is reasonably cross platform and open source.
With SciTE I can press Ctrl-Break and it'll kill the python process
for me if it's hung. Although it's C++ code we could take a look at
that code to see how it's done.

On 7/2/05, Ville Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/2/05, Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > Signal handling is the big one, so you can background tasks easily.  I'd also
> So let's rather just think that we need to be able to background the
> tasks easily. If signal handling doesn't work from ipython window, we
> could have an external program for sending the suspend signal to the
> currently running process (just like my proposal in the case w/
> killing a hung process, earlier in this "thread"). Who knows, perhaps
> we could even end up with a more powerful form of job control, however
> heretical it may seem at first ;-). Win32 users can't use ^z for
> suspend anyway...

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