Use Ctrl-d!

Due to recent events, we now broadcast a public service announcement:

Stop typing "exit" or "logout" to quit your current shell session!

Thank you for your attention - we now return to our regular programming.


I usually set IGNOREEOF in bash to 1, so I have to press ^D twice to quit. Sometimes, after pressing it for the first time, I realize there's something important in the session I need to copy somewhere else.

Also, in xsh (, using `exit` saves your history, while exiting via ^D doesn't.

Watching people type exit drives me crazy slowly. Also watching people backspace over a whole cmd line in order to change vw to vi.

Watching people type who can't type drives me crazy.

Reminds me of the NetApp CLI (OnTap)... which forces ctrl-D

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