Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide [ePub]

by Daniel J. Barrett

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work.

Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features.

Log into your Mac from remote locations
Search and modify files in powerful ways
Schedule jobs for particular days and times
Let several people use one Mac at the same time
Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats
View and manipulate Mac OS X processes
Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations
Download and install additional commands from the Internet



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