Ability to interrupt runaway commands

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Ability to interrupt runaway commands

Post by RBVanDyke » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Oops -- just experienced an unpleasant learning experience.

In oXygen XML Editor v22 I accidentally right-clicked on a project folder and chose Open. Holy Cow! oXygen began to recursively open every file in that folder. And there was no in-application way to stop it.

I ended up using Linux's force-quit taskbar applet to stop the runaway process.

Any chance oXygen can include some way to halt unintentionally activated processes that operate on a large number of files? If not stop it, perhaps a warning message along the lines of, You are bout to open NNN files. Continue?

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Somewhat related: I created an enhancement request to limit the number of entries in all oXygen XML History lists. This is pertinent because oXygen's History captured every one of the unintentionally opened files. Yes, Clear History removed them. But it illustrates the "over-capture" of files in History problem.

Cheers & thanks,
Riley
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Re: Ability to interrupt runaway commands

Post by adrian » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:10 pm

Hello,
Any chance oXygen can include some way to halt unintentionally activated processes that operate on a large number of files? If not stop it, perhaps a warning message along the lines of, You are bout to open NNN files. Continue?
Batch operations can be stopped, unfortunately Open is not a batch operation in that sense, so yes, triggering open for hundreds of files can be problematic.
I've logged an issue to investigate and implement a practical solution for this.

Regards,
Adrian
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