How to open Terminal on Mac OS
Terminal is an app for advanced users and developers that lets you communicate with the Mac operating system using a Command Line Interface (CLI). You enter commands and scripts (called shell scripts) to perform tasks on your Mac.
In this article I will show you the ways to open the Terminal application, you can also learn more about Shell scripting language following the link suggested above.
1. Open Terminal from Spotlight Search
Opening Terminal from Spotlight Search is the simplest and fastest way. Basically, you can find all the applications on your Mac in this way.
On the menu bar, you can see the "search" icon as shown below. You'll usually see it in the upper right corner of your Mac computer screen. Click on it.
Enter the name of the application you want to search for. In this case, enter the keyword "terminal".
2. Open Terminal from Launchpad
You can also open Terminal quickly from Launchpad, if you see it in the Dock (A horizontal toolbar at the bottom of the screen).
Launchpad's icon is different for different versions of Mac.
Next, type in the keyword "terminal" to search for this application.