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Re: process sentinel and kill-emacs

From: JD Smith
Subject: Re: process sentinel and kill-emacs
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 13:53:31 -0700

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 15:25 -0400, Chong Yidong wrote:
> JD Smith <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 10:52 -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> >>     Should a process's sentinel not run when kill-emacs is invoked with
> >>     running processes?  It appears the sentinel is not run (despite the
> >>     prompting in save-buffer-kill-emacs: "Active processes exist; kill them
> >>     and exit anyway?").  Any suggested workaround?
> >> 
> >> Why is it vital to run sentinels when you are killing Emacs anyway?
> >
> > In my case, because the sentinel is writing out a comint input history
> > log, which you'd like to preserve even if the shell isn't cleanly
> > exited.
> Try putting something on kill-emacs-hook.

Thanks, that works (though it seems a bit inelegant, compared to calling
the process sentinel when kill-emacs kills the process).

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