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4. Session control

The File menu has sections to manage the work session in Xmaxima. The `Batch file' and `Batch file silently' sections are equivalent to Maxima's commands batch and batchload, which can also be used in Xmaxima. The advantage of those two options is that they will open a dialog box that will allow you to navigate through your directories, until you find the one that you are looking for.

The option `Input prompt' (Alt-s) will repeat the last input label sent back by Maxima. That will be useful if you are working on a text that is not near the last input label and you want to move quickly to the last input.

Option `Interrupt' (Alt-g) can be used to interrupt a calculation. And the option `Restart' will end the current execution of Maxima; a new Maxima process will be invoked, so the input prompt will start again as (%i1).

The option `Save expressions to file' will save all the input lines to a file, but as Lisp code. If you want to save some input lines as Maxima code, use function stringout from Maxima.

In the menu Edit there is also an option `Save console to file' which will save the complete contents of the text window into a file. The input and output will be saved as they look on the screen, and not as they were originally written.


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