I often open my terminal with multiple tabs, and exit with
exit command in Ubuntu.
What about mac? Except the
Not sure if you have such a command, but I believe you can set up Mac OS X terminal to close when you type exit.
This will close the window but not the terminal app. Please have a look at this question about how to also quite the terminal app when typing exit.
I also had this question, but I really don't like the osascript hack. Finally I found this answer at Ask Different. I think it's a native.
The above screenshot shows a Terminal dialog in German, which when translated roughly means:
So it looks like you could configure Terminal to close when the shell is terminated.