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Development Tools Introduction to the Terminal Common Commands Accessing the Terminal on Your Computer


Is there a certain set of instructions for accessing the terminal for chromebook users?

3 Answers

Alex Francis
Alex Francis
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You'll need to set up a Linux instance on your Chromebook first.

Fortunately this is really easy.


Chromebooks are great for learning to code: cheap but with Linux installed you can do all sorts! :)

Just press ctrl + alt + T and this brings you to what's called the crosh shell (command prompt or terminal) on a Chromebook. It'll now launch in a separate tab of the Chrome browser.

Hi, I'm using a Chromebook to do my tech-degree :-).

Luckily mine has project crostini, which means I can run Linux apps such as Visual Studio Code etc. On my previous Chromebook I used Crouton, but that required some hacking around with the Chromebook.