When Emacs exits, it terminates all its subprocesses. For
subprocesses that run a program, it sends them the
signal; connections are simply closed. Because subprocesses may be
doing valuable work, Emacs normally asks the user to confirm that it
is ok to terminate them. Each process has a query flag, which, if
nil, says that Emacs should ask for confirmation before
exiting and thus killing that process. The default for the query flag
t, meaning do query.
This returns the query flag of process.
This function sets the query flag of process to flag. It returns flag.
Here is an example of using
set-process-query-on-exit-flag on a
shell process to avoid querying:
(set-process-query-on-exit-flag (get-process "shell") nil) ⇒ nil
If this user option is set to
t (the default), then Emacs asks
for confirmation before killing processes on exit. If it is
nil, Emacs kills processes without confirmation, i.e., the
query flag of all processes is ignored.