I used terminal for long 3D render overnight. I planned for the rendering to be finished in the morning, but it was finished only half way.

To prevent losing the progress and to continue using the computer without lag I decided to pause the terminal.

I opened a new Terminal window and entered: "killall -STOP Terminal". Everything was fine, Terminal was paused, but now I don't understand how to continue Terminal.

I can't open new Terminal window and "Force Quit" window doesn't allow me to continue the app.

How to continue Terminal?

Should I make a copy of Terminal app maybe?

1 Answer 1


Open Script Editor from the Utilities folder and run the following:

do shell script "killall -CONT Terminal"

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