1.5. Opening a Shell Prompt
The desktop offers access to a shell prompt,
an application that allows you to type commands instead of using a
graphical interface for all computing activities. While the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Step By Step Guide primarily focuses on performing tasks
using the graphical interface and graphical tools, it is sometimes
useful and faster to perform tasks from a shell prompt. Refer to Chapter 4 Shell Prompt Basics for further details.
You can open a shell prompt by selecting (the main menu on the
panel) => =>
You can also start a shell prompt by right-clicking on the desktop
and choosing from the menu.
To exit a shell prompt, click the X button on
the upper right corner of the shell prompt window, type
exit at the prompt, or press
[Ctrl]-[D] at the prompt.