Exiting the Shell


When you're finished with your Unix session, you need to exit the Unix shell. If you've been playing with the su and shell commands, you might actually have shells within shells and need to exit from all of them. All you have to do is type exit once for each shell.

To exit from the shell:

  • exit

    At the shell prompt, type exit. Ta-da!

Tips

  • If you're located at the login shell prompt, you could also type logout rather than exit. At all other shells, though, you need to type exit. In some cases, you could also press , but that depends on your local system configuration.

  • Be sure to log off rather than simply close your window or break your connection. It's possible, if the settings at your Unix host are seriously incorrect, that your session could remain open and someone else could pick up right where you left off with your session under your userid.





Unix(c) Visual Quickstart Guide
UNIX, Third Edition
ISBN: 0321442458
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 251

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