[all variants] Manually prevent terminal window from close

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, assuming this is not possible I will ask nevertheless. I tried to find s. th. via search machine but it is difficult as I only find scripting solutions. But my use case is different: Manually prevent a terminal window that was opened via an arbitrary command that is called from arbitrary sources from automatic close after end of command. Why? To be able to read a) the command(s) b) the result Example: After showing a dialog that it could not automatically download update files flashplugin-installer update mechanism launches some download commands in a terminal window which I would like (Hardware)