Using Bash on Linux and Mac


This step may differ by Linux distribution (there are many), here I will list how to open a bash shell, commonly called a terminal, on two such distributions.

On Scientific Linux:
  1. In the menu bar, click Applications > System Tools > Terminal
  2. Or click the terminal icon in the menu bar if it is there, by default it is three icons to the right of firefox.
On Ubuntu:

  1. Open the Dash by clicking the Ubuntu icon in the upper-left, type "terminal", and select the Terminal application from the results that appear.
  2. Use the shortcut ctrl+alt+t

To open a bash shell, a.k.a. terminal, on a Mac:
  1. Open Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  2. Press the magnifying glass in the top right corner to open spotlight and search for "Terminal"
  3. Use the keyboard shortcut "cmd+space" to open spotlight and search for "Terminal"
Now that you have a terminal open, you can right click the icon in your dock and click Opitons > Keep in Dock to make it a permanent addition.

-- ForrestPhillips - 09 Aug 2017
Topic revision: r1 - 09 Aug 2017, ForrestPhillips

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