O'Reilly logo

Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Name

exit

Synopsis

                  exit [n]

Exit a shell script with status n (e.g., exit 1). n can be zero (success) or nonzero (failure). If n is not given, exit status will be that of the most recent command. exit can be issued at the command line to close a window (log out).

Example

                  if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
                     echo "Usage:  $0 [-c] [-d] file(s)"
                     exit 1     # Error status
                  fi

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required