The .CONTINUE command continues execution of a program that has stopped because of an error, a stop statement, or a keyboard interrupt. IDL saves the location of the beginning of the last statement executed before an error. If it is possible to correct the error condition in the interactive mode, the offending statement can be re-executed by entering .CONTINUE. After STOP statements, .CONTINUE continues execution at the next statement. The .CONTINUE command can be abbreviated; for example, .C. Execution of a program interrupted by typing Ctrl+C also can be resumed at the point of interruption with the .CONTINUE command.

Note: .CONTINUE is an executive command. Executive commands can only be used at the IDL command prompt, not in programs.