Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Exits the Cmd.exe program (the command interpreter) or the current batch script.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

exit [/b] [<ExitCode>]




Exits the current batch script instead of exiting Cmd.exe. If executed from outside a batch script, exits Cmd.exe.


Specifies a numeric number. If /b is specified, the ERRORLEVEL environment variable is set to that number. If you are quitting Cmd.exe, the process exit code is set to that number.


Displays help at the command prompt.

To close the command interpreter, Cmd.exe, type: