If you find it necessary to abort IDL rather than exiting cleanly using the EXIT command, do one of the following:
- UNIX: As with any UNIX process, IDL can be aborted by typing Ctrl+\.This is a very abrupt exit-all variables are lost, and the state of open files will be uncertain. Thus, although it can be used to exit of IDL in an emergency, its use should be avoided.
After aborting IDL by using Ctrl+\ , you may find that your terminal is left in the wrong state. You can restore your terminal to the correct state by issuing one of the following UNIX commands:
% reset or
% stty echo -cbreak
- Windows: There is no abort character for IDL for Windows.