Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide: Take Command of Your Mac

Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide: Take Command of Your Mac

by Daniel J. Barrett

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449328986
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working as a software engineer, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist. He is the author of O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide, and he is the coauthor of Linux Security Cookbook, and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Macintosh Terminal;
1.1 What’s in This Book?;
1.2 Running the Terminal;
1.3 The Filesystem;
1.4 The Shell;
Chapter 2: Commands;
2.1 Basic File Operations;
2.2 Directory Operations;
2.3 File Viewing;
2.4 File Creation and Editing;
2.5 File Properties;
2.6 File Text Manipulation;
2.7 File Location;
2.8 File Compression and Packaging;
2.9 File Comparison;
2.10 Printing;
2.11 Disks and Filesystems;
2.12 Viewing Processes;
2.13 Controlling Processes;
2.14 Scheduling Jobs;
2.15 Users and Their Environment;
2.16 Becoming the Superuser;
2.17 Group Management;
2.18 Host Information;
2.19 Host Location;
2.20 Network Connections;
2.21 Email Commands;
2.22 Web Commands;
2.23 Messaging;
2.24 Screen Output;
2.25 Math and Calculations;
2.26 Dates and Times;
Chapter 3: Advanced Topics;
3.1 Running a Shell Remotely;
3.2 Installing Software with a Package Manager;
3.3 Programming with Shell Scripts;
3.4 Getting Help;
3.5 Final Words;

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