How to end a session in Termux?

To end a session in Termux, you have multiple options. Let’s explore three common methods that you can use depending on your preference and requirements.

Method 1: Closing the Termux app

The simplest way to end a session in Termux is by closing the application itself. This method is useful when you want to terminate all processes associated with the session and start fresh when you relaunch Termux later.

Step 1: Launching Termux

To begin, locate the Termux app on your Android device and tap on its icon to launch it. The app will open, and you’ll see the command-line interface, commonly known as the shell.

Step 2: Navigating to the home screen

If you have been working within a specific directory in Termux, you can navigate to the home directory by executing the cd command without any arguments. This ensures that you’ll be in a familiar location when you restart Termux.

Step 3: Closing the Termux app

To close the Termux app, tap the square or recent apps button on your Android device. This action displays a list of recently used applications. Find the Termux app in the list and swipe it away or tap the close button to terminate the session completely.

Method 2: Using the exit command

Another way to end a session in Termux is by using the exit command. This method allows you to terminate the current session while keeping the Termux app open, which can be useful when you want to switch between different sessions or quickly resume your work.

Step 1: Opening Termux

Ensure that the Termux app is already open on your Android device. If not, locate the app and launch it by tapping on its icon.

Step 2: Typing the exit command

In the Termux shell, type the command exit and press the Enter key. This command instructs Termux to terminate the current session and return you to the previous session or the home screen of Termux if no other session exists.

Step 3: Confirming the session termination

After executing the exit command, you will see a confirmation message indicating that the session has been terminated. You can now start a new session or perform other tasks within the Termux app.

Method 3: Killing the Termux process

The third method involves manually killing the Termux process using Android’s process management tools. This method provides a more forceful way to end a session in Termux and should be used with caution.

Step 1: Accessing the Termux session

Make sure you have the Termux app running on your Android device. Open the app by tapping on its icon.

Step 2: Finding the process ID (PID)

To identify the process ID (PID) associated with the Termux session, you need to execute a command. Type pidof com.termux in the Termux shell and press Enter. The command will return the PID of the Termux process.

Step 3: Use the kill command to end the session

Once you have the PID, you can terminate the Termux session by executing the kill command with the appropriate options. Type kill <PID> in the Termux shell, replacing <PID> with the actual process ID obtained in the previous step. Press Enter to execute the command and terminate the session.

Please note that killing the Termux process forcefully may result in the loss of unsaved work or cause unexpected behavior in running applications. Ensure you save your work and use this method only when necessary.

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