Shutdown is initiated with the
quit commands (they are
equivalent). Similar to startup, Octave has a shutdown process that can be
customized by user script files. During shutdown Octave will search for the
script file finish.m in the function load path. Commands to save all
workspace variables or cleanup temporary files may be placed there. Additional
functions to execute on shutdown may be registered with
Exit the current Octave session.
If the optional integer value status is supplied, pass that value to the operating system as Octave’s exit status. The default value is zero.
When exiting, Octave will attempt to run the m-file finish.m if it
exists. User commands to save the workspace or clean up temporary files
may be placed in that file. Alternatively, another m-file may be scheduled
to run using
See also: atexit.
Register a function to be called when Octave exits.
function last_words () disp ("Bye bye"); endfunction atexit ("last_words");
will print the message
"Bye bye" when Octave exits.
The additional argument flag will register or unregister fcn
from the list of functions to be called when Octave exits. If flag is
true, the function is registered, and if flag is false, it is
unregistered. For example, after registering the function
atexit ("last_words", false);
will remove the function from the list and Octave will not call
last_words when it exits.
atexit only removes the first occurrence of a function
from the list, so if a function was placed in the list multiple times with
atexit, it must also be removed from the list multiple times.
See also: quit.