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In GNOME Desktop, when I type /usr/bin/firefox, the Firefox browser will open. How can I open a command line window in the same way?

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Use GNOME Terminal:

/usr/bin/gnome-terminal

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    I'd guess you can get away with just typing gnome-terminal – xenoterracide Dec 19 '10 at 10:07
  • @xenoterracide, I expect so, but I followed the OP's example. But normally /usr/bin would be in the $PATH. – cjm Dec 19 '10 at 10:26
  • @cjm yeah, not criticizing you, more so mentioning it in case the OP doesn't realize it. – xenoterracide Dec 19 '10 at 10:37
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    @user2914 I'm guessing "It works thanks" and the lack of a checkmark is a bad sign for the whole "please accept answers" thing – Michael Mrozek Dec 19 '10 at 11:00
  • it may be helpful to mention other terminal programs as well: xterm, rxvt, eterm, mterm, konsole, etc. – gabe. Feb 10 '11 at 1:30

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