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EXIT(2)                       System Calls Manual                      EXIT(2)



NAME
       exit - terminate process

SYNOPSIS
       exit(status)
       int status;

       _exit(status)
       int status;

DESCRIPTION
       Exit is the normal means of terminating a process.  Exit closes all the
       process's files and notifies the parent process if it  is  executing  a
       wait.   The  low-order  8  bits  of  status are available to the parent
       process.

       This call can never return.

       The C function exit may cause cleanup actions  before  the  final  `sys
       exit'.  The function _exit circumvents all cleanup.

SEE ALSO
       wait(2)

ASSEMBLER
       (exit = 1.)
       (status in r0)
       sys exit



                                                                       EXIT(2)