How to Open Terminal on Linux?

2023-03-29 216 words 2 mins read

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This article describes how to open a Terminal session for Mac computers.

The Most Common Ways to Open A Terminal Session on Linux ( Will Vary Based on Linux Distribution)

How you open a terminal on Linux can vary depending on the distribution and desktop environment you are using. However, for most use cases here are the most common ways to open the terminal on Linux:

  1. Keyboard Shortcut: On most Linux distributions, you can open the terminal by entering the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T.

  2. Applications Menu: The terminal can often be found in the applications menu. Click on the Applications icon in the taskbar or dock, then navigate to the Utilities or Accessories folder, and finally click on the Terminal icon.

  3. Search Bar: If you’re using a desktop environment that has a search bar or launcher, you can type “Terminal” in the search bar field to find and open the terminal application window.

  4. Command Line: If you are using a text-based interface, you can open the terminal by logging in and typing “terminal” or “xterm” at the command prompt.


These are just a few of the most common ways of how to open the terminal on Linux. The specific method will vary depending on the distribution and desktop environment you are using.

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Authored By Is-Rael Landes

Is-Rael Landes, a good man living on the earth, loving making website, teaching others and coding.

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