Xterm

In computing, xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. A user can have many different invocations of xterm running at once on the same display, each of which provides independent input/output for the process running in it (normally the process is a Unix shell).xterm originated prior to the X Window System. It was originally written as a stand-alone terminal emulator for the VAXStation 100 (VS100) by Mark Vandevoorde, a student of Jim Gettys, in the summer of 1984, when work on X started. It rapidly became clear that it would be more useful as part of X than as a standalone program, so it was retargeted to X.
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  • Linux Shell

    … of the original Bourne shell program ( sh ) which written by Steve Bourne acts as the shell program. There are another additional shell programs available on a typical Linux system. These include: ksh, tcsh and zsh. What is an xterm, konsole and gnome-terminal? These are called ( Terminal emulators ). They are programs that put a window up and let you work…

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