How To Quit In Linux

Linux is an incredibly powerful operating system that offers a lot of flexibility and customization for users. However, there can be times when you need to quit an application, service or process, or even the complete system. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to ‘quit’ in Linux.

Quitting a Command Line Application

If you’re running a command line application in Linux and you want to quit, you can usually do so by using CTRL+C. This sends the ‘SIGINT’ (Signal Interrupt) to the process, which is traditionally used to signal the process to terminate.

Quitting a GUI Application

Quitting a GUI (Graphical User Interface) application in Linux is similar to other operating systems. Most applications will provide a ‘Quit’ or ‘Exit’ option in their menu. Alternatively, you can use ALT+F4 to quit a GUI application.

Quitting a Linux Terminal

To quit a terminal window, you can use the exit command. You simply type exit and press enter.


Stopping a Linux Service

To stop a service in Linux, you can use the systemctl command followed by stop, and then the name of the service you want to stop.

  sudo systemctl stop serviceName

Quitting the Linux Operating System

Finally, to shut down your Linux system, you can use the shutdown command. If you want to shutdown immediately you can use the now argument.

  sudo shutdown now

We hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to quit different aspects of Linux. Remember, it’s always important to quit applications and services gracefully to prevent data loss and system issues.