View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to pause a running Fortran terminal

June 1st, 2010, 02:57 PM
Hi guys,

I am very new to Linux. I was wondering if it is possible to pause a running FORTRAN program. I used to do this in Windows by right clicking on the running code > Edit > Mark.

Is there any equivalent for this in the Linux?

June 1st, 2010, 03:10 PM
It sounds like what you are talking about here is setting a breakpoint during debugging. To do that, you need a debugger. You were probably using a debugger that was integrated into an IDE.

You can install any of a large variety of IDEs in linux, or you can use an editor and the command-line tools that are part of GNU. The GNU debugger is called "gdb".

The GNU Compiler Collection ("gcc") will also handle Fortran. You can use these in a terminal, or through an IDE if you prefer (e.g., there is a Plugin for the Eclipse IDE called Phortran).

You can google for more information about Fortran on Linux

Edit: if you are talking about pausing an executing Fortran program, I would expect ctrl+z would do it, which pauses a task and places in the background. You can google about linux job control to get more information about that.

June 12th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Thank you very much "BoneKracker" for very helpful comments.