[ NoReturn ]
[ CCode ( cname = "exit" ) ]
public void exit (int status)

Causes normal program termination to occur.

Several cleanup steps are performed:

  • functions passed to atexit are called.
  • all C streams are flushed and closed
  • files created by tmpfile are removed
  • control is returned to the host environment.

If exit_code is EXIT_SUCCESS, an implementation-defined status, indicating successful termination is returned. If exit_code is EXIT_FAILURE, an implementation-defined status, indicating unsuccessful termination is returned. In other cases implementation-defined status value is returned.

Example: Terminate the program:

public static void shutdown () {
Process.exit (0);

public static int main (string[] args) {
// Output: ````
shutdown ();
print ("You can't see me!\n");
return 0;

valac --pkg glib-2.0 GLib.Process.exit.vala



exit status of the program

Namespace: GLib.Process
Package: glib-2.0