WriteBash - What is Terminal Emulator? When you work with the Linux operating system, you will interact with it via a section called Shell. But Shell is something you can’t “touch” directly. You need an intermediary “thing” to interact with Shell. That’s the Terminal Emulator.
If you look on the menu of the Linux Desktop operating system, you will see a program called Terminal. That’s the Emulator.
Terminal emulator in Linux desktop
Linux Desktop operating systems all have a Terminal Emulator program. These programs may vary by operating system type, for example: KDE uses
konsole, GNOME uses
gnome-terminal. But overall, all these programs are called Terminal.
For example in the image below, Linux Min OS 18. You open the menu and you will see the Terminal program.
Terminal emulator in Linux server
The usual, default Linux server uses the command line to manipulate instead of using the GUI. Therefore, by default, it can be said that Linux server does not use any Emulator programs. In other words, the commands window on Linux server is a Terminal.
However, some server operating systems like CentOS and Fedora allow you to install GUI for the server. At this point, the Linux server will look like a Windows server, since it basically has a graphical interface for you to use.
When using the graphical interface for Linux server, you will now have to use Terminal Emulator like the Linux Desktop version.If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.
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