Forum:Stopped? Not sure what command to access my game

From NetHackWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Oh, hello.

I was several hours into a game that I wanted to keep on playing, and I mashed some key by accident giving me the following message:


[1]+ Stopped nethack


When I try to start up nethack again I get the message:


There is already a game in progress under your name. Destroy old game? [yn]


Obviously I'd rather not. What does this mean and how can I access my game?

--Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.45.30.14 (talkcontribs) 13:24, November 12, 2010 (UTC) on the old site

I assume you're on Linux or some other Unix-line OS. You probably pressed Ctrl-Z to suspend the game. If you still have the terminal open, you should be able to resume it using the command "fg". If you already closed the terminal, I think that should've killed the process. If not, you can probably kill it using something like "killall nethack". If you killed the process (deliberately or accidentally), you might have to use the recover utility (which might be called something like "nethack-recover" on your system). The game should tell you if you need to do that. --Ilmari Karonen 00:19, 14 November 2010 (UTC)