Terminal Commands


Linux Terminal Commands

Terminal CommandsLinux Commands is not so difficult to use what you think!

Your help and guidance how to get started with Terminal Commands in Debian based Linux operating systems like Linux Mint, Ubuntu etc.

What is Linux Terminal Commands?

The Linux Terminal Commands is a shortened of the longer whole script,such as, sudo apt-get

sudo (Super User DO) apt (Advanced Package Tool)-get

You use the sudo command when installing software or changing computer settings.

When you use the sudo command the system prompt for the password, when you write the password, you can not see it. Password entry is a form of “hidden, invisible” just type the password and hit Enter, If you typed password incorrectly, the program will prompt for the password again.

This is the first to learn, how to keep the operating system up to date with terminal commands.

Open Terminal with Keyboard Shortcut CTRL+ALT+T

Open terminal in Linux Mint, Menu > Terminal

Terminal CommandsThis is the basic view, the appearance of colours may be different, depending on the system

Terminal CommandsType, or copy paste, hit Enter and password

sudo apt-get update

Terminal get all the updates packages

Type, or copy paste, hit Enter

sudo apt-get upgrade

Info a bout upgrades and needed disk space Do you want to continue, “Y” and hit Enter to continue

Terminal download and upgrade the packages

The upgrade is ready, close the terminal.

Tip: If you need to repeat a command, use the cursor keys to scroll up and down the list. Copy and Paste is also handy to use.

If you get some Error, not installed and dependency problems information in the terminal text.

sudo apt-get install -f

This command corrects broken dependencies by installing the necessary packages and Building dependency tree. Read about Google Chrome Installation Error

First Help for Linux Computers!

Keyboard Commands in Terminal: 

Cutting, Copying and Pasting


In most applications Cut, Copy and Paste are Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C and Ctrl+V respectively.

In the Terminal, Ctrl+C is Cancel Command.

To paste, use Shift + insert

GNOME Terminal


2 comments for “Terminal Commands

  1. mitchell irvine
    14/11/2013 at 8:09

    this is to get desktop widgets
    defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
    press return
    killall Dock
    press return
    press return

  2. 08/01/2015 at 12:03

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