When I have running processes on my terminal and I try to shutdown Mac, I get this window:

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I want all running processes to terminate automatically when I shut down my Mac without being prompted the window shown above. Is there a way to do that?

I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

Edit: My question is not about iTerm2 or closing tabs.


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Terminal Preferences → Profiles, select the profile you're using (probably marked Default) in the sidebar on the left, then choose Shell. Under ‘Ask before closing:’, choose Never.

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    and again learned something +1, who said you can not teach old dog new tricks
    – Ruskes
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 17:02
  • Or add Python to the list, and that way you don't prevent other process from accidentally terminating early that you may want a warning about.
    – courtsimas
    Commented Nov 28, 2019 at 3:20

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