Updated: 10/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Command-line prompt.

Terminal may refer to any of the following:

1. The terminal is an interface that lets you access the command line on a computer.

How to open the Apple terminal

To open the Apple terminal, click the terminal icon (shown to the right) on your Dock or use Spotlight to search for "terminal" and click the Terminal.app.

2. Windows Terminal is a next-generation terminal for Windows 10 and Windows 11. For more information, see What is Windows Terminal?

3. Terminal may refer to a group of hardware devices comprising a keyboard and monitor. A terminal enables users to communicate with the internal CPU (central processing unit) or another network device or computer. Its purpose is to accept input, transmit that input to another (remote) processing device, receive the output from that device, and display it. A dumb terminal has no internal "brain" (CPU) of its own.

4. Terminal, regarding letterforms, describes a stroke ending without a serif.

5. HyperTerminal or Terminal was a program shipped with early versions of Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. This program enables users to connect to another computer or device using their modem or network card.

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