# exit [![Build Status](https://secure.travis-ci.org/cowboy/node-exit.png?branch=master)](http://travis-ci.org/cowboy/node-exit)
A replacement for process.exit that ensures stdio are fully drained before exiting.
To make a long story short, if `process.exit` is called on Windows, script output is often truncated when pipe-redirecting `stdout` or `stderr`. This module attempts to work around this issue by waiting until those streams have been completely drained before actually calling `process.exit`.
See [Node.js issue #3584](https://github.com/joyent/node/issues/3584) for further reference.
Tested in OS X 10.8, Windows 7 on Node.js 0.8.25 and 0.10.18.
Based on some code by [@vladikoff](https://github.com/vladikoff).
## Getting Started
Install the module with: `npm install exit`
var exit = require('exit');
// These lines should appear in the output, EVEN ON WINDOWS.
// These lines shouldn't appear in the output.
## Don't believe me? Try it for yourself.
In Windows, clone the repo and cd to the `test\fixtures` directory. The only difference between [log.js](/node_modules/exit/test/fixtures/log.js) and [log-broken.js](/node_modules/exit/test/fixtures/log-broken.js) is that the former uses `exit` while the latter calls `process.exit` directly.
This test was done using cmd.exe, but you can see the same results using `| grep "std"` in either PowerShell or git-bash.
C:\node-exit\test\fixtures>node log.js 0 10 stdout stderr 2>&1 | find "std"
C:\node-exit\test\fixtures>node log-broken.js 0 10 stdout stderr 2>&1 | find "std"
In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using [Grunt](http://gruntjs.com/).
## Release History
2013-11-26 - v0.1.2 - Fixed a bug with hanging processes.
2013-09-26 - v0.1.1 - Fixed some bugs. It seems to actually work now!
2013-09-20 - v0.1.0 - Initial release.
Copyright (c) 2013 "Cowboy" Ben Alman
Licensed under the MIT license.