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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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The Logout Process

You have completed working in your Unix session and now want to log out. Whether graphically or text-based, you should consider a few things before you do. Logging out is also a fairly simple process. There are a few important things to consider when logging out. First, before logging out, always remember that Unix is a multiuser platform that could be serving hundreds of clients at one time. Make sure that you consider these users as well. When you log in, you identify yourself to the system. Therefore, Unix knows about any files you open. Unix knows when you decide to log out; if you forget something such as a program you may have left running during the logout process, Unix will close it for you because it has tracked your ...

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