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Logging out from UNIX

Logging out of UNIX may be achieved simply by typing logout, or <ctrl-D> or exit. All three terminate the login shell and , in the former case, the shell performs commands from the .bash_logout file in your home directory. Exit is a C function that kills the calling process and circumvents all cleanup. When logging out of the console, you should log out of each window before exiting from your window manager.

Paul A. Sihvonen-Binder