GNOME Terminal is the GNOME desktop environment’s default terminal emulator. Many distributions, such as RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS, use the GNOME desktop environment by default and therefore use the GNOME Terminal by default. However, other desktop environments, such as Ubuntu Unity, also use the GNOME terminal as their default terminal emulator package. It is fairly easy to use and a good terminal emulator for individuals who are new to Linux.
Each graphical desktop environment has different methods for accessing the GNOME terminal emulator. One of the ways in which you can access the GNOME terminal is by executing the below command:
In case you encounter below error:
gnome-terminal: command not found
you may have to install the gnome-terminal package as per your choice of the operating system.
|Debian||apt-get install gnome-terminal|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install gnome-terminal|
|Alpine||apk add gnome-terminal|
|Arch Linux||pacman -S gnome-terminal|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install gnome-terminal|
|CentOS||yum install gnome-terminal|
|Fedora||dnf install gnome-terminal|
|Raspbian||apt-get install gnome-terminal|
|Docker||docker run cmd.cat/gnome-terminal gnome-terminal|
When it comes to Linux, there is very rarely (if ever) a single way to do anything. Just like you have your pick between desktop environments, text editors, browsers, and just about anything else, you also have a choice when it comes to accessing a Linux terminal to execute shell commands. As a matter of fact, you even have a choice on which terminal emulator to use in order to interpret your commands. You may have to install the emulator package in case its not available for your choice of distribution.