The dtterm command-line prompt is a special character that is displayed in the left margin of your terminal emulator. It can be a ``%'', ``<`', ``$'', or another special character. A small box or bar, called a cursor, shows where characters will appear in the window when you type something on the keyboard.
There are several ways you can start a Terminal window:
From the Front Panel
From Application Manager
From File Manager
From the Window menu
From an existing Terminal window
Click the arrow above the Text Editor control (or the control that appears as the second one to the left of the workspace switches) in the Front Panel
Click the Terminal control in the Personal Applications subpanel.
The default Terminal window appears.
Click the Desktop_Apps control on the Front Panel.
Double-click the Terminal icon (you may have to scroll down to see it).
Click the File Manager control on the Front Panel.
The File Manager window appears.
Choose Open Terminal from the File Manager File menu.
Choose New from the Window menu of an existing Terminal window.
An exact replica of the Terminal window appears.
Type exit at the command line and press Return.
Or, choose Exit from the Terminal Window menu.
Or, choose Close from the Window menu (displayed through the button at the upper left of the window frame).
Typing exit at the command line is the preferred method of closing a Terminal window. The other two methods don't terminate any background processes you may have started, which can sometimes cause problems.