I'm getting started on the Ubuntu terminal.
How can I start an application (for example,
CompizConfig Settings Manager) from the terminal?
Which command do I have to use?
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To find out what the command line name of an application is, you would need to check the files which get placed into the GUI menu. This is actually not very obvious any more and I can't point you to the answer directly...
If you open the
system-monitor gui application, or run
top in a shell, you will see the most active processes at any one time. Doing this whilst interacting with CCSM should help you to identify it's process name. On the command line, you can use tab completion (try typing
s-tab and you'll see what I mean.
One small detail, if you run
ccsm from the command line, the shell you are running will be suspended whilst that GUI program is running. You will see some output as it runs, then when you quit, the prompt will come back. An alternative it to type
ccsm & which will allow the gui to run in the background in parallel with your shell.