When terminating a terminal session in macOS, the system typically displays a [Process completed] prompt. Following this prompt, the Terminal becomes inactive, preventing users from entering any subsequent commands. As a result, users need to manually close the terminal window.
This prompt serves as a confirmation that the terminal session has ended. However, for users who frequently engage with the terminal, this can be cumbersome.
Saving session...completed. Deleting expired sessions...none found. [Process completed]
To ensure a seamless terminal experience in macOS, one can opt to suppress the [Process completed] prompt. Disabling this message can streamline the process and ensure a smoother user experience, free from unexpected interruptions.
Steps to prevent the [Process completed] prompt in macOS Terminal:
- Launch the Terminal application.
- Navigate to Terminal > Settings in the menu bar.
- Click on the Profiles tab.
- Select your desired profile from the left pane.
Basic is the default profile and it's safe to just select it if you can't remember ever changing the profiles settings.
- Go to the Shell tab.
- Click on the When the shell exits select list.
- Choose Close if the shell exited cleanly or Close the window from the option's select list.
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