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Often people may give a command for you to perform such as:
The Gnome terminal application is invoked by pressing the following keys at the same time: - Control, Alt + T
This will spawn a new window on your screen with: - vinux@vinux:~$
This is called a prompt, the terminal session is waiting for a command to be typed.
This article is using a default user account found on a live Vinux image.
The prompt is broken into four sections.
- Username of the account being used, in this case vinux.
- Hostname of the system, in this case also vinux.
- ~, this refers to the home directory of the user. On Vinux this is /home/vinux/.
- $ represents a Bash prompt that does not have elevated privellages.