Linux Mint: From scratch – Part V

Click Applications > System Tools and you’ll find Linux Mint has a choice of two terminals: UXTerm and XTerm. Frankly I can’t see the difference between them, so start either one and we’ll use it to install a much more sexy terminal.

One of the cool things about Linux terminals is what’s known as Tab Completion. Enter a few characters, hit the key, and the terminal will complete the command for you if those keys are unique.

Try it out. Type hostn in a terminal then press . It’ll auto-complete to hostname (since there’s only one command beginning with hostn.