CentOS – How to open terminal window?

CentOS provides terminal windows to allow us to run commands within the terminal windows. CentOS provides six terminals by default. And which are accessible by pressing Alt + F1 to F6 keys (or in graphical mode Ctrl + Alt + F1 to F6).

Through this article, we are going to discuss the steps to open the terminal window.

Step (1). Login into CentOS. CentOS will display a Desktop window.

CentOS 8 – follow below steps for CentOS 8

Step (2). Click on the Activities menu on the top menu bar. CentOS will display a sidebar with a list of Applications icons.

Step (3). From the sidebar, select the Terminal icon. CentOS will open the terminal window.

If you do not see a Terminal icon in the sidebar, search the terminal text in the “Type to search…” box to display the list of application names with terminal text. Then select the Terminal application icon to open the terminal window.

CentOS 8 - Open Terminal window
CentOS 8 – Open Terminal window

CentOS 6/7 – below steps are for CentOS 6/7

Step (2). Click on the Applications menu on the top menu bar. CentOS will display a pull-down menu.

CentOS - Applications - System Tools menu

Step (3). From the pull-down menu, select the System Tools menu item. CentOS will display a sub-menu.

Step (4). From the sub-menu, select the Terminal menu item. CentOS will open the terminal window.

Open Terminal window from the folder

Step (5). Another way of opening the Terminal window is, from the folder. Open the folder and right-click inside the folder. CentOS will open a context menu.

Step (6). Select the “Open in Terminal” menu item from the context menu. CentOS will open the terminal window. Observe that, the working directory is set to the directory from where you open this terminal window.

Once the terminal window is opened, you can enter commands or run applications from the command prompt.

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CentOS – How to open terminal window?

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