Talk:exit (command)

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Proposed merge[edit]

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Exit (operating system).

Oppose. This article deals with the command shell command, while the other article deals with the operating system call. They are two different things. — Loadmaster (talk) 18:42, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

All Unix commands are currently problematic by their heterogeneity : the page names are depending of chronology instead of their usual lexical places, for instance "ls" instead of "ls (Unix)" will engendered a conflict if any user would need to add another "ls" word definition (this debate is also in Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Computing#Unix_merging). JackPotte (talk) 11:04, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
That is a valid but separate problem. Yes, "mv" should be renamed to "mv (Unix)". But my point was to distingish between the operating system command and the operating system call. For example, there is no system call corresponding to the "for" command provided by many command shells; likewise there is no shell command corresponding to the "fork" system call. — Loadmaster (talk) 16:07, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Merge or redirect would be quite appropriate[edit]

The article Exit (operating system) explicitly covers shell or other program exit functions in its examples. Moreover, the notion of 'exit' in a scripting language or command language interpreter is quite the same as in a compiled language, particularly as many scripting languages can be compiled. In neither of these articles is described a specific abstraction level of the function for difference in categorization. Kbrose (talk) 15:53, 6 September 2009 (UTC)