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Re: Call in the SWAT team to shoot emacs but spare Firefox


From: Jonathan Groll
Subject: Re: Call in the SWAT team to shoot emacs but spare Firefox
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:49:41 +0200
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.15.6 (Almost Unreal) Emacs/24.0 Mule/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:00:29 +0800, address@hidden wrote:

> I can't take it any longer.
> I start Firefox by one of the million ways one can there in emacs.
> Then hours later I wish to quit emacs, but...
>   Active processes exist; kill them and exit anyway? (yes or no)
> That's right. Emacs demands taking Firefox along with it to the grave,
> It's either that, or it refuses to quit.
> What do I have to do? Call in the SWAT team to shoot emacs but spare
> its hostage Firefox? Yeah well I bet emacs has wrapped a bomb around
> them both so there will be no survivors ("Shoot me and I'll take out the
> whole process tree, motherf***er!")
> So does one need to write a batch(1) job wrapper script to start Firefox
> away from the hands of terrorism? Why can't there be a third answer to
>   Active processes exist; kill them and exit anyway? (yes or no)
> i.e., "No. Don't kill them, but exit anyway."
> What kind of cheap 2nd hand Woolworth's software can't do that these days?

Heck, must have missed the Free Software stand in my local Woolworths.

Would be helpful to know what OS this is for.

In any case, there is a page on the emacswiki that handles exactly
this - Persistent Processes:

http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/PersistentProcesses


Cheers,
Jonathan
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