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Old 12-09-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Starting programs from terminal in Fedora


Sorry, I think this is probably a really stupid question but I can't figure it out.

I'm trying to start various programs from the terminal in Fedora, but it doesn't work.

For example, if I want to start another instance of terminal or xterm, typing:

terminal &

Just comes back with bash: terminal: command not found. How can I get this to work?

If I want to start Google Chrome from the terminal, what do I type?

With very many thanks,

Old 12-09-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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First check is 'echo $PATH' to see where the system searches. Even for a user, it should search /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/local/bin. Then try xterm or konsole instead of terminal. There's umpteen terminal programs
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Run the following:
which terminal
This will tell you if terminal is even there.... But to run any other program, you can always search your system with find, whereis, or which. As far as running google chrome, almost the same thing. Should be under /opt.


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If you're using the standard Fedora, just type gnome-terminal. To find the command to launch a particular program, if it's not obvious, you can use the menu editor (alacarte) to find the command it's using.
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you might want to install "gnome-terminal-here" ( just like the MS windows " cmd here" )
it is in the fedora repos - search for it
su -
yum search terminal
then from the list look for it and install it.

that add a " open terminal " on the r-click menu


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