While using a Mac, there are times when you need to dig deeper into the settings or maybe perform some developer level command line tasks. For that, you will need the Terminal app to access the command line on macOS. Here's how to start it.
Comment open terminal using Spotlight search
Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to open terminal is to use Spotlight Search. To launch Spotlight, click on the small magnifying glass icon in your menu bar (or press Command + Space).
When the Spotlight search bar appears on your screen, type "terminal.app " and press Return. Or you can click on the Terminal.app icon that appears.
The terminal will launch and you will be good to go.
How to open the terminal from the Launchpad
You canYou can also open Terminal quickly from Launchpad. If you have Launchpad in your dock , click on the rocket icon or press "F4 " on your keyboard to launch it.
When Launchpad opens, type "Terminal and hit return." Or you can click the "Finish iconal ".
The Terminal application opens.
How to open the terminal from your Applications folder
If you 'd prefer to go launch Terminal from the program icon in Finder, you will usually find it in the / Applications / Utilities folder.e its default location on new installations of macOS.
To open Terminal from your Applications folder, click on your desktop to highlight Finder. In the menu bar, click on "Go " and select "Applications ".
Your Applications folderwill be Open. Scroll down until you find the "Utilities." Double click on the "Utilities" folder to open it. Inside you will find Terminal.
Double click on the Terminal.app icon and the Terminal will open.
Keep the Terminal in your Dock for accesss faster
After launching Terminal, if you want to access it again quickly in the future, you can choose to keep its icon in your Dock; right-click on Terminal icon on your Dock and select "Options> Keep in Dock ". The next time you need to run Terminal, just click on its Dock icon. Have fun on the command line!
From macOS Catalina, the default command line shell is Zsh , but you can switch back to the Bash shell if you prefer.
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