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    Here is a question:
    'Login to your Linux computer. If necessary, open a terminal window. You will see the command prompt. Describe and explain each part of the command prompt that you see.'

    By 'command prompt', is it referring to the '>>>' or everything in the black window (it looks similar to cmd.exe in Windows)?

    I know this is a sort of strange question but my teacher has confused me, and some students wrote about '>>>' but this seems wrong as the question asks for 'each part' to be explained, and '>>>' doesn't have multiple parts.
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    (Original post by Kaiylar)
    Here is a question:
    'Login to your Linux computer. If necessary, open a terminal window. You will see the command prompt. Describe and explain each part of the command prompt that you see.'

    By 'command prompt', is it referring to the '>>>' or everything in the black window (it looks similar to cmd.exe in Windows)?

    I know this is a sort of strange question but my teacher has confused me, and some students wrote about '>>>' but this seems wrong as the question asks for 'each part' to be explained, and '>>>' doesn't have multiple parts.
    Hello I'll move your thread to the computer science section where you are more likely to get some help

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    They mean the bash terminal.

    Similar to that on Windows and Command Prompt... But it's just called bash.

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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Hello I'll move your thread to the computer science section where you are more likely to get some help

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    Thank you
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    (Original post by UWS)
    They mean the bash terminal.

    Similar to that on Windows and Command Prompt... But it's just called bash.

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    Is that the entire black window then?
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    (Original post by Kaiylar)
    Is that the entire black window then?

    It looks like this
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    (Original post by UWS)
    It looks like this
    Yeah, it looks similar to that. Thanks!
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    Lets say you have "[email protected]:~$". "foo" is the user currently using the command line. "foobar" is the name of the computer (usually called the hostname). The tilde "~" is the file path that the terminal is currently in. The ~ means its the current users home path, so for "foo" it would be "/home/foo". So for example if you "cd /var/www/html" then it would appear as "[email protected]:/var/www/html". The $ means that the current user using the command line is a normal user. If you were to change to the root user it would be #.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by theholychilli)
    Lets say you have "[email protected]:~$". "foo" is the user currently using the command line. "foobar" is the name of the computer (usually called the hostname). The tilde "~" is the file path that the terminal is currently in. The ~ means its the current users home path, so for "foo" it would be "/home/foo". So for example if you "cd /var/www/html" then it would appear as "[email protected]:/var/www/html". The $ means that the current user using the command line is a normal user. If you were to change to the root user it would be #.

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks very much! I thought that the question was asking me to explain all the parts of the black window like 'Help', 'File', 'Edit', 'View', but I thought it might just be asking for the parts you've described.

    This makes a lot more sense now, thank you!
 
 
 
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