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If I am in the middle of using the terminal, say to apt-get something;

If I click the x / close button, does the Terminal continue to run in the background?

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To afraid to try it, cause I don't want to have to start the process all over again...

Has anyone accidentally done it?

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marked as duplicate by Takkat, Warren Hill, Alaa Ali, Eric Carvalho, Luis Alvarado Sep 27 '13 at 17:45

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If you close the terminal you will kill any processes you started with it. But you can break this link with the disown command see duplicate question. – Warren Hill Sep 27 '13 at 8:01
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No, the Terminal will be closed, then the bash process will terminate (because of SIGHUP), then apt-get will terminate in turn.

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@ingis Thank you for the answer. I have always wondered that... – SoCalDiegoRob Sep 27 '13 at 7:25

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