Setting up a command line environment – part 2

OK so now, we had already installed our software in part 1. Let s now start command line…

When the UBUNTU screen boots up you will see a GUI…

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1

That will take you to command line… Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return back to GUI…

In this way you can toggle command line and GUI…

in fact there are six terminals in the command line:

tty1 tty2 tty3 tty4 tty5 tty6

To go to a respective terminal you can press

Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2 and so on…

Anyways, now login to you command line using you username and password, and start running the apps. You will soon realise how powerful command line is, if you get used to it.

Some extras text-mode apps that you might wannna use:

vifm / lfm / clex / mc -> FileManager

saidar -> view system statistics

twin -> text-mode windowing environment

cmus -> another music player like orpheus, the one i mentioned before

cadubi -> to draw ascii art

elmo -> mail-client

bittornado -> bittorent client in text-mode

screen -> manages mutiple apps in a single terminal

nano -> document editor

and there are lots more. So enjoy hacking the text-mode in UBUNTU.


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