I wrote clear command on the reset and run command option Edit-->Preference-->command (something I do not remember) After this the terminal never opens when I try opening the command prompt. Do not know how to solve this.

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If you do not remember exactly what you changed, then probably the simplest solution is to reset everything under the /org/gnome/terminal/ schema.

In the absence of a working gnome-terminal, you will need to use an alternate terminal (such as xterm) if one is installed, or the Command Runner which should be accessible via keyboard shortcut Alt+F2

Then type

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/terminal/

In addition to @steeldriver answer you could set use-custom-command to false (instead of reset all gnome settings). Adapt the profile UID before run the command below.

dconf write /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-c897e6d979b9/use-custom-command false

If you have multiple profiles and you don't know which one to select, read the custom-command value for each of them.

dconf read /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-c897e6d979b9/custom-command

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