Macos – On macOS how to close (kill) all terminal processes(windows)


Using macOS sierra, i am searching for a command with which i can close/kill all opened terminal windows (processes).
Also it should killing all processes opened by this terminals…
Why pkill Terminal does not work?

Best Answer

Short answer:

pkill -a Terminal

Slightly longer answer:

The above command search all processes which have the name "Terminal" in them and kill them. This will kill the shell process (e.g. bash) and any processes in the same process tree (commands run under the control of the shell). It probably won't kill GUI applications since they often double fork. Since these are no longer associated with the Terminal process, it's not possible to figure out which ones were originally launched by the terminal.

Also, to find the process without killing it, run:

pgrep -a Terminal