From: Peter Graves <peter@ar...> - 2002-10-05 01:44:52
http://armedbear.org/j-jar.zip (just j.jar)
shellCommand now runs asynchronously and updates its output buffer as
it goes along. You can cancel a long-running shellCommand by hitting
Escape (or by closing the output buffer with Ctrl W).
This new version of shellCommand is only available on Unix. The
implementation needs to be able to kill the underlying task in order
to cancel the command reliably, and there's no way to do that on
Windows (at least without writing native code).
So now you can do, for example:
Alt X, "shellCommand tail -f ~/.j/log"
And when you're tired of watching the show, you can hit Escape and
everything is cleaned up as it should be. (Or at least that's the
idea. Let me know if it doesn't work that way on your system.)
I still haven't implemented size quotas on the output buffer, but that
will be next...
Thanks for your support.