What is terminal???

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  1. McMastaFee

    McMastaFee New Member

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    well i got something called terminal and i dont know what it is, it looks like a cmd prompt....and also when im downloading "things" how do i get those
    "things" to show up....i downloaded a couple and i only see like one of them...same goes for the themes and keyboard color??? how do i get them to appear?
  2. fear_2670

    fear_2670 Banned

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    It's a command line application.
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    When you download packages, many of them may have been command line packages, which can only be run from Terminal. Terminal is basically a command prompt, you enter commands and it executes them. Here's an example of a command

    Code:
    apt-get install cydia
    That installs Cydia.

    For themes, open WinterBoard and tap one of the themes to get them to show up. Then close WinterBoard.
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    McMastaFee New Member

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    ok...yea i got winterboard but i dont see it....and when i open cydia it says host is unreachable...but safari works fine and youtube works fine
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    Terminal IS a command prompt, if that's the term you're used to.

    It's your access point to the shell, where commands are entered and files are executed.

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