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No need to reinvent the wheel
Authored by: jdera on Jan 05, '04 11:46:16AM

With a Terminal window open, select "Window Settings" from the "Terminal" menu. This will give you the Terminal Inspector. There is a drop-down box that has "Shell" as one of its options (it's the default). You can specify that "When the shell exits", "Close only if the shell exited cleanly" (my recommendation) or "Close the window".

I recommend close only if it exited cleanly, this way if there are any errors, the window will remain on-screen. Otherwise, it gets closed automatically. Click the "Use Settings as Defaults" and it will be applied to all future Terminal windows.

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