Firstly, sorry if this sort of discussion is too off topic/not allowed here. I’m a beginner with using the Shell and Bash in general, and I’m just wondering what exactly is the “shell” with which we interact during the Codecademy Command Line Course? Is it just a simulation of a shell, or is it an actual fully functioning shell which exists somewhere?
I tried to figure out if it’s real by using wget and curl to find the e-ip then ping it to see if it returns anything, but the shell doesn’t return any output - leading me to believe it isn’t actually connected to the internet in a traditional sense?
Thanks, and again - sorry if this is the wrong place.