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page name vs content
Hello, The page title is Console, which really is the basic interface of a system... Typically it's the interface where boot log is displayed. For example, on some system, this is a serial console. Also, many Unix system, it was possible to remotely access a system using physical terminals (see VT100, VT220).
On Linux (Debian), almost nobody actually uses the Console, and very few people use terminal. Instead people use a Virtual-Console or, in most cases a virtual terminal (under X-Window).
I don't know which is the most appropriate term to instruct people to type a command in a $THING. (Gnome use the term "Terminal"). In doubt, we could ask on debian-doc mailing list.
Anyway, I think that the page name isn't appropriate for it's content.
-- FranklinPiat 2009-09-13 09:44:49
Hello, when I build this page I only translated the english version. But in fact the good name (I think) is CLI (Command Line Interface), but is not really exact (screen have not a command line interface I think). In french we tells of « interface en mode text », but I don't know how tells it in english.
-- MichelBarret 2009-09-14 10:37:54
* http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console (synonym of terminal) * http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_informatique
Yes, I think Terminal is the good word.
-- SalokineTerata 2009-09-14 19:12:50
I don't know if you want change the name of this page. Move the english page to good name and I will make same with the french version without problems.
-- MichelBarret 2009-09-15 11:40:24