Terminal Application (AEN 4.1.2)#

The Terminal Application is a simple bash shell terminal that runs in your browser.


You have full access to your home directory and your project drive. You can open multiple shells within one instance of the Terminal application. You can also open multiple instances of the Terminal application.

To use the Terminal, log onto AE Notebooks and select the project you want to work on, or create a new project and open it.

After you’ve opened your project, you will see a row of icons. Click on the Terminal icon. In a new tab of your browser, a Terminal window will open:


Your terminal opens in the project directory. To see that exact physical path, type the Print Working Directory command pwd -P followed by the Enter key.

TIP: the physical path -P is important here because project prepends your virtual path name to keep your project files together.

The project directory is /projects/username/project-name, example /projects/TestUser/MyFirstNotebook

To navigate out of your project directory to your home directory, type cd followed by the enter or return key.

To return to your project directory, type cd /projects/username/project-name and click Enter.

TIP: If you are new to navigating in a terminal app, you may want to use the Workbench terminal, which includes a visual navigation tree in the always- visible File Manager.

To open another shell in the terminal, click on the + sign in the upper left corner of the window. When you add another shell, a corresponding number appears after the 1 and the + sign. You can open as many new terminal windows as you’d like.


To navigate to another terminal window, click on the number in the upper left hand corner of the window. The color of the number changes to show which terminal is active.