Advice 1: How to open a command prompt in Linux

Command line or console (konsole) on Linux is used to manage many system processes. GUI is a kind of superstructure or operating system shell. Console you can invoke the window Manager and the work will continue in graphical mode. Activating the text console disables the graphics, but the running applications continue to function.
How to open a command prompt in Linux
In Mandriva Linux press Alt + F2 and type in the command line the word konsole. Press Enter. The console launched.
Another option. In the main menu, select "Utilities". Look in the dropdown menu Terminal Konsole. To work with the command line you can also use LXTerminal or any other emulator. Basic console commands, regardless of the variety or version of Linux. Many tasks in console mode solved faster than in a chart. For example, to launch the file Manager with text interface like Midnight Commander, just type in command line of mc. Two panels of the shell is very similar to Norton Commande or Far. The functionality is no less full.
On Linux Xandros in simplified desktop press Ctrl + Alt + T. In the graphical mode, go to the tab "Work" in file Manager and in menu "Tools" select "Start console window". If the system operates on a full desktop, use Alt + F2 and then entering the name of the console. Or via main menu, go to "Applications", then select"System" and find the console. To disable graphics, press Ctrl + Alt + F"the room text console". Default usually have six text consoles, then Ctrl + Alt + F7 use the opposite exit to the window mode. Text mode is more resistant to drops, so restoring the graphics problem make from the command line.
In Ubuntu Linux run emulator console make by using the Ctrl + Alt + T. Another way is to use the graphical interface Ubuntu. Look on the panel "Applications" section. Go to "accessories" and launch "Terminal". The same result can be accessed through the launch window of the application which call type Alt + F2. In the box enter the name of the app - gnome-terminal.

Advice 2 : How to insert into the command line

The command line used to execute various commands entered from the keyboard. It provides the connection between the user and the operating system. To insert the desired text in the command line, the user may have to change their habits.
How to insert into the command line
To call the command line, click start or press the Windows key with the image of a waving flag, look in the all programs menu. Select the folder "Standard" paragraph "Command prompt" by clicking on it with the left mouse button.
In Windows operating system to paste the text in several ways. If you are accustomed to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert, when working with the command line they will have to forget - here these combinations do not work.
If you don't want to type the text manually, there is only one way – insert command with the mouse. Copy to clipboard command, call the command line, click on the desired location, right-click and select the context menu item "Paste". Press Enter to confirm the command input.
If for some reason the paste command from the clipboard using the mouse does not work, change the keyboard layout to Cyrillic (this is important) and press the keyboard shortcut Alt+Space (spacebar)+Q. this will Open a new dialog box "Properties "Command prompt".
Go to the General tab and set the marker in the "Quick paste" under "Edit". If you are going to not only insert text into the command lineand copy the data from it into other documents, also check the box for "QuickEdit mode".
Click OK to confirm your action. The system will prompt you: "Change properties to current window only" (settings will remain in place as long as you don't close the command prompt window) or "Modify shortcut that started this window" (the selected options will apply for each call to the command line).
Depending on your needs, select one of the marker fields and click OK. To copy text from the command line, select it with your mouse and press Ctrl+C. To copy data shortcuts apply.
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