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Part I: Getting Around > Inside the Terminal

Chapter 1. Inside the Terminal

The Terminal application (/Applications/Utilities) is Mac OS X's graphical terminal emulator. Inside the Terminal, Unix users will find a familiar command-line environment. In this chapter we describe Terminal's capabilities and compare them to the corresponding xterm functionality when appropriate. We also highlight key features of two alternative Aqua-native terminal applications, GLterm and iTerm. The chapter concludes with a synopsis of the shell command, open, which you can use to launch GUI applications.


  

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