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Starting Up the Terminal

The terminal can be found under Accessories > Terminal. When it first launches, you will see something similar to what Figure A-1 shows.


Figure A-1 The terminal window

You will see a blinking cursor immediately preceded by a string ending in a $. The first word in that string is your username, followed by the @ symbol. After the @ the hostname of your computer is listed, followed by the name of the folder you are currently in (currently your home folder), which is represented by a ~ symbol.

There are many dozens of commands. This appendix presents a few, broken down by category.

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