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Terminology is the default terminal emulator supplied with Bodhi Linux. For numerous reasons, the Linux terminal can be known by many other names Terminal, Console, Command-Line Interface (CLI), Shell, Bash, etc.. Terminology is used to run Linux commands.  To launch, left-click on its icon located on the shelf, or type “Terminology” into Quick Launcher (<ctrl>+<space>), or navigate to Main Menu > Applications > System Tools > Terminology.

Useful Terminal Hotkey Combinations

  • <ctrl>+<shift>+<c> – copy
  • <ctrl>+<shift>+<v> – paste
  • <ctrl>+<r> – searches command line history
  • <ctrl>+<l> – clears the terminal (lower case ‘L’)
  • <ctrl>+<u> – erases entire line to the left of cursor
  • <ctrl>+<k> – erases to the right
  • <ctrl>+<w> – erases one word left
  • <ctrl>+<d> – logout or exit

Configure Terminology

Right-click anywhere in the Terminology window to bring up the Configuration menu. You will now see control buttons to change settings and perform the following functions:

  • Create a new terminal window
  • Copy/paste texts
  • Split the terminal window horizontally or vertically
  • Open Settings to customize Terminology
  • Miniview
  • Display details of Terminology
  • Close Terminology

While the Configuration menu is open, click Settings. From here you are able to change:

  • Behaviors (alerts/bells, cursor style)
  • Mouse
  • Font
  • Theme
  • Backgrounds
  • Colors
  • Keybindings
  • Toolkits

Clicking on a blank space on Terminology will close the Settings and Configuration menus.

Embedded Tools/Functionality

Terminology comes with some embedded command-line functionality to make your life easier. These being:

  • tyls  – List directory contents with bells and whistles,
  • tyalpha – Set background transparency level,
  • tybg – Change the Terminal background image,
  • tycat – Display inline a media file or a URL,
  • typop – Display in a popup a media file or a URL,
  • tyq – Queue media files or URL to be popped up,
  • tysend – Send files to the terminal. It can be useful through ssh.

Further reading

For a more comprehensive user guide please refer to the eBook: Bodhi 7.0.0 – The Complete Guide for Beginners, details on how to access/download this free eBook can be found in the FAQ’s

Additional Resources:

Bodhi Linux Home
Bodhi Linux – Wiki Home Page
Bodhi Linux – Wiki Table of Contents