How to terminate a program?


#1

Newbie question, sorry. I started a simple program with a “while” statement to increment a short string of numbers. Unfortunately because of the way I wrote it the “while” condition will never be met so the program won’t stop running and is endlessly generating numbers. How do I stop the program? Thanks


#2

I just discovered that simply closing the file would stop the program. I was surprised to find that restarting the computer did not terminate the program.


#3

did you restart the vm using the cloud9 menu? That should always work.
Usually you can also press ctrl-c to stop the program, but sometimes if there is too much output, it may not work.


#4

Thanks, things seem back to normal. I just learned a lot. Never saw the cpu working so hard.