Terminal [tər-mə-nᵊl]: A text-based interface that lets a user interact with their operating system and installed programs. Also called the command line or shell.

The terminal can be found in the installed programs. Users can access it as follows:

  • Windows: In the programs directory under Start > Program Files > Accessories > Command Prompt or search for “cmd”
  • Mac: Via the Finder under Go > Utilities > Terminal or via Spotlight Search
  • Linux: In the programs directory. In Ubuntu and Mint also via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T
[button url=”http://journocode.com/data-journalism-dictionary/” new_tab=”” button_style=”btn-info” button_size=”btn-default”] Back to Dictionary[/button]

Related Dictionary Entries