What is the Terminal?
Terminal is a modern version of an 'original' User Interface for Unix-based computers. At that time a Text Terminal is all you would have seen, no windows, no mouse. Because of this history, it's very powerful but sometimes a little cryptic.
Don't worry though, with a bit of practice you'll be flying around like a pro!
Although they technically mean slightly different things, the following terms are types of Terminal Environment
- bash ('Bourne-Again shell')
- Command Line
- CLI (Command Line Interface)
- Text Terminal
- DOS Prompt (on windows machines)
- SSH (on remote machines)
- Bourne Shell
- UNIX Shell