[erlang-questions] Getting a strange error: *** ERROR: Shell process terminated! ***

Kenneth Lundin <>
Thu Jun 4 14:41:16 CEST 2009


A quick guess is that your module name is the same as an already existing module
used by the shell.

With c(module_name) you produced a module_name.beam file in the
current directory.
If you start Erlang in the same directory again it will load this
module instead of the module
with the same name supposed to be used for the shell operation.

/Kenneth Erlang/OTP Ericsson

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:18 PM, G.S. <> wrote:
> I was just programming as usual. Made a few modifications to my module, and
> decided to c(module_name).  and got an error stating {error,stickydir} or
> something like that. So I exited, and now every time I try to start Erlang,
> I get a stream of :*** ERROR: Shell process terminated! ***
>
> What causes this?
>
> Regards,
> -Gene
>


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