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14.1.3.1 Saving Data on Unexpected Exits

If Octave for some reason exits unexpectedly it will by default save the variables available in the workspace to a file in the current directory. By default this file is named ‘octave-workspace’ and can be loaded into memory with the load command. While the default behavior most often is reasonable it can be changed through the following functions.

Built-in Function: val = crash_dumps_octave_core ()
Built-in Function: old_val = crash_dumps_octave_core (new_val)
Built-in Function: crash_dumps_octave_core (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that controls whether Octave tries to save all current variables to the file octave-workspace if it crashes or receives a hangup, terminate or similar signal.

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

See also: octave_core_file_limit, octave_core_file_name, octave_core_file_options.

Built-in Function: val = sighup_dumps_octave_core ()
Built-in Function: old_val = sighup_dumps_octave_core (new_val)
Built-in Function: sighup_dumps_octave_core (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that controls whether Octave tries to save all current variables to the file octave-workspace if it receives a hangup signal.

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

Built-in Function: val = sigterm_dumps_octave_core ()
Built-in Function: old_val = sigterm_dumps_octave_core (new_val)
Built-in Function: sigterm_dumps_octave_core (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that controls whether Octave tries to save all current variables to the file octave-workspace if it receives a terminate signal.

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

Built-in Function: val = octave_core_file_options ()
Built-in Function: old_val = octave_core_file_options (new_val)
Built-in Function: octave_core_file_options (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that specifies the options used for saving the workspace data if Octave aborts. The value of octave_core_file_options should follow the same format as the options for the save function. The default value is Octave’s binary format.

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

See also: crash_dumps_octave_core, octave_core_file_name, octave_core_file_limit.

Built-in Function: val = octave_core_file_limit ()
Built-in Function: old_val = octave_core_file_limit (new_val)
Built-in Function: octave_core_file_limit (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that specifies the maximum amount of memory (in kilobytes) of the top-level workspace that Octave will attempt to save when writing data to the crash dump file (the name of the file is specified by octave_core_file_name). If octave_core_file_options flags specify a binary format, then octave_core_file_limit will be approximately the maximum size of the file. If a text file format is used, then the file could be much larger than the limit. The default value is -1 (unlimited)

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

See also: crash_dumps_octave_core, octave_core_file_name, octave_core_file_options.

Built-in Function: val = octave_core_file_name ()
Built-in Function: old_val = octave_core_file_name (new_val)
Built-in Function: octave_core_file_name (new_val, "local")

Query or set the internal variable that specifies the name of the file used for saving data from the top-level workspace if Octave aborts. The default value is "octave-workspace"

When called from inside a function with the "local" option, the variable is changed locally for the function and any subroutines it calls. The original variable value is restored when exiting the function.

See also: crash_dumps_octave_core, octave_core_file_name, octave_core_file_options.


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