Terminal command to close terminal

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Oliver Marshall, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Is there a command that can be used when using terminal to close
    current terminal window ?

    In windows you can use the 'exit' command which will close the current

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    Oliver Marshall, Feb 26, 2007
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    Leo Dekeo Guest

    'exit' should work, as well as ctrl+d (cmd+w also works)
    However, you must set a preference (under the menu item 'Terminal') that
    closes the window instead of just ending the shell process. There are
    also settings that prevent you from accidentally closing a window when a
    process is still running.
    Leo Dekeo, Feb 26, 2007
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    Dave Seaman Guest

    It's actually under Terminal -> Window Settings... rather than Terminal ->
    Preferences.... Select "Shell" from the popup menu.
    Dave Seaman, Feb 26, 2007
  4. How about command-w ?
    Michelle Steiner, Feb 26, 2007
  5. I assume you mean Terminal the application?

    Set Terminal to close when no process is running and use 'exit'
    as others have said. It's always a good idea to check the
    preferences for an application you are unfamiliar with.
    In what application? I suspect you mean in a command.com window. In
    that case I suspect you are also misinterpreting the function of
    OS X's Terminal application. The Terminal is an interface into
    other (command line) programs. The first command it runs is usually
    a shell (can be set via preferences). It is that shell that you
    are interacting with when you type commands - the Terminal just
    passes the data back and forth.

    HTH you understand your Terminal interactions in the future.
    Heath Raftery, Feb 27, 2007
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