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Old 08-05-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Understanding the lingo


Hello, I am new to linux and don't really understand the lingo. I am wondering one major thing. Is there a difference between the command line and a terminal window? If so how do you open a command line interface?
 
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You open the terminal window to get to a shell prompt (the command line). Type in your command and press enter.
 
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A very good read for Linux newbies: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
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Hello, I am new to linux and don't really understand the lingo. I am wondering one major thing. Is there a difference between the command line and a terminal window? If so how do you open a command line interface?
Yes, the command line exists within a terminal window. If you aren't using X (for example if you hit Ctrl+alt+F1), you will get a command line on a console. It works in the same way but without a GUI/terminal window.
 
  


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