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Any way to abort a java app running in a console gracefully?

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My program does a lot of processing. It takes a long time.

So if it is running within a windows console (command window) is there some way the user could let my application know that he wants to abort it? Like the ability to press ctrl+c, ctrl+break or something and have the java application recognize this key combo and act upon it to quit gracefully?
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use addShutdownhook of Runtime.
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The accepted answer has nothing to do with the question.

;JOOP!
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I don't know, I was reading about it and I thought that too. But then I noticed that in one of the articles it said that pressing CTRL+C would cause the console to quit and thus trigger the shutdownhook.

If you have any other ideas, let me know. thanks.
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You don't need a shutdownhook. The Ctrl/C was the right answer.
What happens next in the application is Ex Libris.

But done is done. Just realise what a shutdownhook is.

;JOOP!
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