How to Open Terminal in OS X

Here’s a simple article that will show you how to open the Terminal in OS X. The Terminal is similar to the command prompt in Windows. It basically allows you to input commands into the console which perform various tasks. Most things you do from the Terminal can be done via the GUI interface you normally see, but there may be times when you need to run a special command that performs more advanced OS tasks.

You can open the Terminal in two ways: through the Applications folder and through Spotlight. To open it through Applications, click on the Applications icon on your Dock and scroll down to Utilities.

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You’ll see Terminal towards the bottom:

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The second way to open Terminal is to simply press Command + Spacebar and then start typing in Terminal. It’ll automatically figure out what you want and press Enter once Terminal is highlighted.


That’s it! It’s really that easy to open the Terminal in OS X. Enjoy!

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