Developers use the command line to do many tasks including SSH, unit testing, task runners, and much more. If you are on a Windows machine, you have various options including:
If you are using PhpStorm, the console is built into the IDE. There is no need for an additional terminal emulator.
Here at Know the Code, we use the command line. In the training, I will say “terminal” for “command line.” I’m talking about a console interface for Linux. It’s a command-line tool that lets you run Linux commands without a GUI. It lets you go things like run gulp, SSH, CLI, composer, and more.
Terminal is an application in the Mac OS. In Windows 10, you will use the Bash shell or Git Bash.
You can do this lab for more insights on Git Bash and command line goodies just for Windows.