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 To access the command line in Linux, you can use the terminal emulator application, such as GNOME Terminal, Konsole, or xterm. Here's how you can access the command line:

1.Open the terminal emulator application: You can typically find it in the applications menu or by searching for "terminal" in the system's search function.

2. Once the terminal opens, you'll see a command prompt, which usually ends with a dollar sign ($) or a hash symbol (#). This prompt indicates that the terminal is ready to accept commands.

3.You can now start typing commands. Linux commands typically follow the format: command options arguments

For example, you can use the ls command to list the files and directories in the current directory:

This will display the contents of the current directory.

4. You can navigate through directories using the cd command. For example, to enter a directory called "Documents," you would use:

This will change your current directory to "Documents."

5.To execute commands with administrative privileges (i.e., as the root user), you can prefix the command with sudo. You'll be prompted to enter your password.

Replace "command" with the desired command and provide any necessary options or arguments.

6. If you need help with a command or want to learn more about it, you can use the man command followed by the command name. For example:

This will display the manual page for the ls command, providing detailed information about its usage and options.

Remember, the command line interface (CLI) in Linux is a powerful tool, so exercise caution while executing commands, especially those that modify or delete files or system configurations.


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