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Authored by: rcbarnes on May 12, '12 04:23:45AM

There's an easier way to close a terminal window (which is not the preferred way to end the shell inside it---similar to using 'force quit' to end safari instead of the quit menu command) without OS X whining or killing the programs you've started:

Instead of ending a command with '&', end it with '& disown' (no quotes, of course).

Note: This will work for essentially *any* program, but if there are semi-colons (;) in the line you typed, you are running more than one program and simply adding ' & disown' to the end of the line may not be sufficient to get the behavior you want.

I am sure the OP gave up on this page long ago, but in case future readers who stumble on this page are daunted by your suggestions (valid though they are), I though this very simple fix would be useful.

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