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Chapter 37. Using Basic Unix Commands > Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld

Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld

The Terminal application (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) provides your point of access to the BSD subsystem of Mac OS X. Opening Terminal creates a new window with a beckoning command prompt, just waiting for some input, as shown in Figure 37.1.

Figure 37.1. Terminal opens a window into the Unix layer of Mac OS X.



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