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What is the Difference between Linux Terminal and Shell ?

Terminal: Linux Terminal is a software we use to interact with the Shell. It provides an environment to accept inputs and display outputs for the commands. Terminal is a easy,reliable and quick way to interact with the Linux system. We have many different terminal programs available with the same basic functionality with a few variable added features. Popular terminal programs include XTerm, gnome-Terminal, NXTerm, Eterm, etc.

Shell: Shell is the outermost layer of a Linux Operating System. It is a Command Line Interface which allows users to input various commands to perform specific tasks such as searching,listing,adding new files, removing new files, running various applications, etc. Most Linux systems have ‘bash‘ as the main shell. There are other shells available such as ‘zsh‘,’ksh‘ and ‘tcsh‘.

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