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Terminal ``Window''

  • GNOME Terminal This is perhaps the most important item on your desktop. It is your window to Unix and the rest of the world. You can open it by clicking on the footprint icon on the lower left GNOME panel. The GNOME Terminal application starts the default shell(command line interpreter) for you. It can be configured to different colors, backgrounds, or sizes. Make sure you set the scrolling option to a value bigger than 100. Character sets, fonts can also be adjusted but keep in mind that most Unix commands are in English with ASCII characters. However, in special cases like when you are using pine or text editors like Vi or Joe and you want to type non English characters, for western languages use the ISO-8859-1 character set which includes special characters for languages like Spanish, French, Portuguese German or Italian. You can open as many terminals as necessary. At CCRMA we use the C-Shell as default for the terminal window.

    Craig Sapp suggests a nice collection of tutorials of the shell which can be found at:

    LinuxCommand.org
    Manual pages can also be found at:

    SuperMan pages


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