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What is the terminal?

In this video, Ross Conyers, a University of St. Andrews graduate, explores the terminal as a text-based interface.

In this video, you’ll explore the terminal.

You will learn more about:

  • why we use the terminal
  • what the terminal can do
  • how to handle falsey expressions.
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