exit command in linux is used to exit the shell where it is currently running. It takes one more parameter as [N] and exits the shell with a return of status N. If n is not provided, then it simply returns the status of last command that is executed.
Options for exit command –
- exit: Exit Without Parameter
After pressing enter, the terminal will simply close.
- exit [n] : Exit With Parameter
After pressing enter, the terminal window will close and return a status of 110. Return status is important because sometimes they can be mapped to tell error, warnings and notifications. For example generally, return status –
“0” means the program has executed successfully.
“1” means the program has minnor errors.
- exit n : Using “sudo su” we are going to the root directory and then exit the root directory with a return status of 5. After returning it will show how to display the return status code.
echo $?command is used to see the last return status.
- exit –help : It displays help information.