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 ====== Introduction to Terminal ====== ====== Introduction to Terminal ======
  
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 Terminal is what is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as terminal or shell. It provides an equivalent to the old-fashioned text screen on your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with other graphical applications. Windows users may already be familiar with the MS-DOS Prompt utility, which has the analogous function of offering a DOS command-line under Windows, though one should note that the UNIX CLI offer far more power and ease of use than does DOS. Terminal is what is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as terminal or shell. It provides an equivalent to the old-fashioned text screen on your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with other graphical applications. Windows users may already be familiar with the MS-DOS Prompt utility, which has the analogous function of offering a DOS command-line under Windows, though one should note that the UNIX CLI offer far more power and ease of use than does DOS.
  
-Terminal emulates the ''xterm'' application developed by the X Consortium. In turn, the ''xterm'' application emulates the DEC VT102 terminal and also supports the DEC VT220 escape sequences. An escape sequence is a series of characters that start with the ''Esc'' character. Terminal accepts all of the escape sequences that the VT102 and VT220 terminals use for functions such as to position the cursor and to clear the screen.+Terminal emulates the ''xterm'' application developed by the X Consortium. In turn, the ''xterm'' application emulates the DEC VT102 terminal and also supports the DEC VT220 escape sequences. An escape sequence is a series of characters that start with the ''Esc'' character. Terminal accepts all of the escape sequences that the VT102 and VT220 terminals uses for functions such as positioning the cursor and to clearing the screen.
  
 ===== What makes Terminal special? ===== ===== What makes Terminal special? =====
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   * High degree of maintainability by making best use of //GTK+// and //GObject//   * High degree of maintainability by making best use of //GTK+// and //GObject//
  
-Besides these key features, Terminal supports all features you would expect from a modern terminal emulator.+Besides these key features, Terminal supports all the features you would expect from a modern terminal emulator.
  
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