Introduction to Mac OS X terminal

Mac OS X terminal is used to provide the access to shell. Terminal emulators are also called as “tty” or just “term”.

“terminal.app” is generally located in applications->utilities directory in you system.

Terminal acts as an interface to the shell.

Various types of terminals are –

  1. dtterm
  2. nsterm
  3. rxvt
  4. vt100
  5. xterm
  6. xterm-256color

All of these terminals are pretty much similar except few differences like format of the command output, number of characters per line etc.

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