Ubuntu – find the command line

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A basic question: Where do I find the command line?

There is a lot of information about commands and using the command line, but I'm an absolutely new Ubuntu user: I can't find find the command line.

Best Answer

You can open a terminal in Unity (the default desktop enviroment when you install Ubuntu 11.10) by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by: Open the dash by pressing the top button in the launcher. You will see a screen similar to this:

the unity dash

In the search box, type in "terminal". Click the icon for terminal, or, if it is the first result, which I am assuming it is, press the enter key on your keyboard. Terminal will open. You can close it like any other program by pressing the red X in the upper right hand corner of the window. Hope that helps!