The Terminal window provides a means to start other applications, enter UNIX commands, and copy and paste text between and within windows.
Type the command to start the application at the command-line prompt.
application [options] &
application--the application name
options--a list of optional information to be passed to the application
&--indicates that the application runs in the background; that is, you can continue to use the Terminal window while the application is also running
Refer to the man page or other documentation for each application to find the command and options to use for that application.
For example, to start a digital clock from the command line, type:
xclock -digital &
Type the command and press Return.
To obtain a list of the files in the current directory and print it on the default printer, type:
ls | lp
Use mouse button 1 and drag over the text you want to move.
The text appears highlighted.
Release mouse button 1 after all the text you want is highlighted.
The highlighted text is copied to an internal clipboard. The text is not removed from your original source.
Click mouse button 2 where you want to insert the text.
When you change the size of a Terminal window, applications running in the window may not know about the resizing. Use this procedure to resize the application's output.
To resize the window contents, type the following at the command-line prompt: