Exiting the Shell

From Coder Merlin
Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder

In general, there's no need to exit the shell. It's almost always sufficient to close your terminal emulator. An advantage to this approach is that the next time you connect to the server, you'll be in exactly the same place where you left off. However, on rare occasions, the terminal emulator can become "confused" and display characters in odd places. In such a case, there's still no need to exit; instead, use the reset command.