What is Linux Console Terminal?
A Linux console terminal is one of the system consoles of the Linux kernel. The Linux console terminal serves as a medium for input and output operations for a Linux system. A Linux console terminal is similar to the Command line in Microsoft Windows, but differs in that it can perform any operation on the system.
The architecture in Linux does not require a graphical user interface for system operation. The Linux console terminal is typically used to deliver text user interface applications and critical kernel messages. In many Linux distributions, the standard user interface is the real terminal, although virtual consoles are also provided. In contrast to the virtual console terminal, which has to share the screen, the console terminal has its own terminal screen.
Some of the functions available through the Linux console terminal are:
- Comprehensive, system-wide configuration and administration
- File and folder management
- The ability to access, transfer and share data between machines
- Comprehensive system monitoring
Most consider the Linux console terminal to be faster and more efficient compared to the graphical user interface mode.