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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: santin on Jun 25, '04 03:51:57PM
For zsh users, here is a simpler approach as a function:

quit () {
        for app in $*; do
                osascript -e 'quit app "'$app'"'
I also have a similar "relaunch" function:

relaunch () {
        for app in $*; do
                osascript -e 'quit app "'$app'"';
                open -a $app
Place both code snippets in your .zshrc and you are set.
You can pass multiple applications as arguments, but remember to escape white spaces if the application name has multiple words:

quit System\ Preferences

quit "System Preferences"

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