[erlang-questions] escript and ctrl+c

Garrett Smith <>
Tue Apr 3 00:13:18 CEST 2012

Heh, I wrote that :)

No, that's definitely not what you're asking for. It's the most
misleading title imaginable!

The title is generic across all 0MQ language examples -- but Erlang
doesn't support "handling ctrl-c cleanly". The example shows what the
equivalent shutdown handler might look like.

Sorry about that.

I'd still suggest a wrapper script in something like Python, which
handles signals well.

Btw, given Erlang's server side heritage, I'm surprised it *does not*
handle signals. Most background OS processes do.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Vivek Ayer <> wrote:
> Looks like the zeromq community has already solved this:
> http://zguide.zeromq.org/es:interrupt
> If I'm not mistaken, this should do what I want. Can you all confirm?
> Vivek
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Vivek Ayer <> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I've been using escripts to prototype erlang code. It's really great
>> and you can have something functional (no pun intended) very quick,
>> similar to prototyping in python.
>> Anyways, escript serves all my needs except for shutdown signals. I
>> can't quite figure out how make an exit action like 'Ctrl+C' trigger
>> something like an 'exit' or 'stop' routine in my scripts. How would I
>> go about accomplishing this? Help appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Vivek
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