How can I open a new terminal window from a terminal in linux?
That's system specific. On KDE, just type
konsole. On Gnome, it's
gnome-terminal. What should work on every X system is
Edit: Removed the bit about
$TERM, as it is an "identifier for the text window’s capabilities" and not necessarily the name of an executable binary.
I recommend using an external program such as
pcmanfm to launch a new terminal. This way, your root permissions and login state remain in the new terminal.
If you don't have it already, include the first line, otherwise skip this step (or don't, it won't reinstall):
# apt-get install pcmanfm
Start the filemanager pcmanfm
a file manager window will now open, showing your current working directory.
Select this window and press F4. A new
terminalwindow will now open with your current permissions (eg root).
pcmanfm, the file manager, can now be closed.
If you just have command line access (via ssh, for example), you should research screen.
I am using xfce4 as my desktop environment (DE) on Arch Linux,
so for me it was
Ctrl+Alt+T should mostly works. But you might have a different desktop environment (DE). The command depends on your DE, not on your Linux distro.
For Kde ->
For GNOME ->
For xfce4 ->
For Cinnamon ->
For MATE ->
For Unity ->
For Pantheon ->
pantheon-terminal -w ''
for Pantheon DE look at this also
I always do things like this with the disown command.
And voila, we have a new lxterminal process that is not preoccupying your former terminal with debugging output. This can be used for most programs, not just terminals so I ended up using it a lot, especially good to know for scripting.