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What is a quick way to exit a program in the OSX terminal?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

press control + C in your keyboard.

and in some man-page and vim editor write :q and press enter.

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Try pressing Ctrl-c.

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As they pointed out, you can press control+C in almost any terminal application


In OS X, you can additionally press command+.

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