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Which macOS terminal should you use?

And does it really matter anyway?

A terminal—or “terminal emulator”—is a small piece of software that allows you to use a command line interface on your local computer. They’re simple apps, but they can provide a rich feature-set too, including:

  • keyboard shortcuts
  • configurability
  • custom styling
  • integration with the native OS

If you just want to learn how to use the command line, there’s no real need to go beyond the…




In Command is a series of articles, tutorials, and tips about the Unix command line. For beginners, regular users, and experts, it includes advice and information on all Unix-like systems including Linux and macOS.

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