Published Dec 28, 2022
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A terminal, or terminal emulator, is a program that allows users to run commands that are processed by the computer or another network device. Terminals can be completely text-based or have a graphical user interface (GUI) where users interact with windows, buttons, and icons.
Terminal programs go by different names according to the operating system:
- macOS uses an application simply named “Terminal.”
- Windows has a few terminal options in the Command Prompt (or CMD), PowerShell, and the Windows Terminal.
- There are many terminal programs within the Linux ecosystem, including the following:
- GNOME Terminal
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