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 A program that provides a command line interface is called a ''shell'' and is loaded when a user logs in to a system. The default shell in Slackware is called ''Bash'' (Bourne-again shell). Although other shells will be briefly discussed in [[howtos:cli_manual:shells|Chapter 3]], the CLI manual will focus predominantly on Bash, the most common shell on today's Linux systems. Once you've started the X window system, you can access the shell via ''virtual terminals'' which can be opened by pressing <key>Alt</key>+<key>F2</key> through <key>F6</key> (the 7th being the current X session).  A program that provides a command line interface is called a ''shell'' and is loaded when a user logs in to a system. The default shell in Slackware is called ''Bash'' (Bourne-again shell). Although other shells will be briefly discussed in [[howtos:cli_manual:shells|Chapter 3]], the CLI manual will focus predominantly on Bash, the most common shell on today's Linux systems. Once you've started the X window system, you can access the shell via ''virtual terminals'' which can be opened by pressing <key>Alt</key>+<key>F2</key> through <key>F6</key> (the 7th being the current X session). 
  
-=== Terminal Emulator ===+===== Terminals ===== 
 +==== Terminal Emulators ====
  
 A more convenient and common solution, however, is to access the shell via ''terminal emulators''. Slackware ships with the following terminal emulators: A more convenient and common solution, however, is to access the shell via ''terminal emulators''. Slackware ships with the following terminal emulators:
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 Despite the fact that ultimately they all provide access to the shell, some of them offer unique features that may be appealing to you so it is worth doing some research on them. Despite the fact that ultimately they all provide access to the shell, some of them offer unique features that may be appealing to you so it is worth doing some research on them.
  
-=== Terminal Multiplexers ===+==== Terminal Multiplexers ====
  
 Another CLI tool that may come in handy, especially if you are working on remote systems, are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer|terminal multiplexers]] which make it possible to run multiple terminal sessions within one virtual terminal or terminal emulator window. Two most popular terminal multiplexers are ''screen'' (comes with Slackware) and ''tmux'' (available from [[http://slackbuilds.org/system/tmux/|SlackBuilds]]). Another CLI tool that may come in handy, especially if you are working on remote systems, are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_multiplexer|terminal multiplexers]] which make it possible to run multiple terminal sessions within one virtual terminal or terminal emulator window. Two most popular terminal multiplexers are ''screen'' (comes with Slackware) and ''tmux'' (available from [[http://slackbuilds.org/system/tmux/|SlackBuilds]]).

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