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Ubuntu novice question re commands

by wpgwpg / June 30, 2013 10:55 AM PDT

First off let me say I'm new to Linux and am just starting to get my feet wet with Ubuntu and Mint Linux. I just bought a little paperback book describing all the commands you can issue and how they work when you get away from the nice user friendly GUI interfaces they have. I've discovered that with Mint, you can click the start button and Terminal and enter commands, but I can't find the way to get to that command interface in Ubuntu. I feel like I'm missing something fundamental, but it's not obvious how to do it with Ubuntu like it is with Mint. Either I'm missing something very basic or you can't do it with Ubuntu; and I'm very curious to know which it is! Can someone clear this up for this newbie?

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Have you looked at this site
by itsdigger / June 30, 2013 11:17 AM PDT
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I hadn't been there before but have now.
by wpgwpg / June 30, 2013 11:47 AM PDT

So the answer is CTRL-ALT-T, which I found at this site. When I read that, I booted Ubuntu and tried it and VOILA! Son of a gun there it was. I'll bookmark this site because I'll find it comes in handy in the future.
Thanks Digger.

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your'e welcome
by itsdigger / June 30, 2013 11:51 AM PDT

I've picked up a few tricks there also. It's pretty handy

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by 3rdalbum / July 4, 2013 10:51 PM PDT

There's a couple of ways you can do it:

1. Press Control-Alt-T
2. Click on the Ubuntu button at the top-left of the screen to open the Dash, type "terminal", click on the first result.
3. Right-click the Ubuntu button and choose Applications. Click "See More Results" and scroll down to Terminal, or click Filter Results and Accessories and See More Results.

When you have the Dash or Applications Dash open, you can drag any of the icons there, for instance Terminal, into the bar on the left to make it quick and easy to open.

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