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Like a complete genius, I put this in the startup program:

while true do
  shell.run("power")
end

Which seemed fine at the time, except now I need to edit something. Here's the fun part: when I try to terminate the program, it will terminate power, and then immediately restart it. The turtle has a label, so breaking him will not work, and I'm on a SMP server, so I don't have access to the files. Help?

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+1 for recognizing genius. –  kotekzot Feb 15 '13 at 22:00
    
golfclap...well done. –  Cory J Feb 15 '13 at 23:30
    
...my only option is finding someone with access to the serverside files, isn't it...? –  Unionhawk Feb 15 '13 at 23:33
    
Or consigning this one to a lava pool and building another. –  SevenSidedDie Feb 15 '13 at 23:40
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What you need to do is...What you need to do is...What you need to do is...What you need to do is... –  Peter V. Feb 19 at 11:37

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up vote 15 down vote accepted

Put it next to a diskdrive with a disk which has a do-nothing startup (ensure the drive is not on a side with a peripheral). Computers prefer to boot from disk over local files unless otherwise specified in the config.

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Thank you so much, this worked perfectly. –  Unionhawk Feb 16 '13 at 3:48

Open the computers UI, press control-T and hold it (for a second if I recall correctly). This will terminate the current program and return to the command prompt. (Another one to remember is control-R, used in the same way, to restart the computer.)

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I did this, and it did not work simply because of the way that I had the loop set up. I would terminate the interior program, but the loop in startup immediately restarted the program. –  Unionhawk Apr 22 '13 at 13:32

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