|Free Software at Schools: Installing and Maintaining a Skolelinux/Debian-edu Network; Based on Debian Sarge, prerelease pr05|
As with most other common operating systems, almost all of your day-to-day tasks can be carried out with the mouse by click-and-point. In addition to that, you can use the famous command line to do them as well. Why would you want to use the command line? Well, it's faster and you have more control over what is going on behind the buttons, so it's an alternative. Besides, sometimes the command line is all you have...
This is the easiest way of getting to the command line when you are in a graphical modus. Just start if from-> -> and there you write konsole, after you have pressed Run konsole
Notice the #-square, that means you are running this konsole as root-user, if you run konsole as an ordinary user you wouldn't have the #-square there, but a $-dollar sign.
The behaviour of the so-called bash-prompt can be changed via the file .bashrc. If you change the line
export PS1='\h:\w\$ 'into the line
export PS1='FUSI.\h:\w\$ 'then the prompt would look like this
tjener:~#this first comes into effect next time you start konsole. For more fun you can do with the bash-prompt, have a look at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/
From this commandline you can do all you need to do, but in most cases that can also be achieved via some GUI based program.