To use this text-based Bash shell on our Ubuntu machines we will need to open a terminal emulator application. The terminal emulator is the graphical software that provides many features including:
- a window
- a window exit button
- minimize and maximize window buttons
The terminal emulator is also configured to:
- handle key-press events
- handle click events
- receive Bash commands
- display Bash Standard Output (STDOUT)
The terminal emulator we will be using in this class is simply called terminal. You can find it by clicking the Activities button in the top left corner of your Ubuntu screen.
Then search for the program
Either hit enter, or click the
terminal application and a new
terminal emulator will be launched!
You can also open a new terminal in Ubuntu with the
t keyboard shortcut!