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Epsilon User's Manual and Reference > Commands by Topic >

Starting and Stopping Epsilon

You generally exit the editor with Ctrl-X Ctrl-Z, which runs the command exit-level. If in a recursive editing level, exit-level will not exit, but bring you back to the level that invoked the recursive edit. If you haven't saved all your files, Epsilon will display a list using bufed and ask if you really want to exit.

You may also use exit, Ctrl-X Ctrl-C, to exit the editor. It ignores any recursive editing levels. When given a numeric argument, Epsilon won't warn you about unsaved files, write a session file (see the next section), record your current font settings, or similar things. It will simply exit immediately, returning the numeric argument as its exit code (instead of zero, returned for a normal exit).

You can customize Epsilon's actions at startup by defining a hook function using EEL. See Starting and Finishing.

In Epsilon for Unix, an alternative to exiting Epsilon is to suspend it using the Alt-x suspend-epsilon command. This returns control to the shell that launched Epsilon. Use the shell's fg command to resume Epsilon. When Epsilon runs as an X11 program, this command instead minimizes Epsilon's window.

Standard bindings:

  Ctrl-X Ctrl-Z  exit-level
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-C  exit
   suspend-epsilon
 

Subtopics:

Session Files
Locating The Session File
File Associations
Sending Files to a Prior Instance
MS-Windows Integration Features
Running Epsilon via a Shortcut
The Open With Epsilon Shell Extension



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