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Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide

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 locationsSearch and modify files in powerful waysSchedule jobs for particular days and timesLet several people use one Mac at the same timeCompress and uncompress files in a variety of formatsView and manipulate Mac OS X processesCombine multiple commands to perform complex operationsDownload and install additional commands from the Internet

Paperback: 230 pages

Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 5, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1449328342

ISBN-13: 978-1449328344

Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 7 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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What can I say, I'm new to Mac and although I've used cygwin on Windows for years, I'm a newb to Unix and just wanted to get some quick "cliff notes" into OS X Terminal to help ramp myself up. I liked Daniel's writing style throughout the book. He also provides some good best practices such as modifying rm in your .bash_profile file for rm to run with the -i switch allowing you to get that second chance to abort from a complete removal of a file(s) from time and space. If your switching over to Mac and will be using Terminal, it's worth the $9.99. I'm also adding some other books as supplements notably Unix in a Nutshell and A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users. I'm currently reading over Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion: Going Deep With the Terminal and Shell and so far it's ok but I'm only on chapter one. We'll see if it stands up to Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide.Update 06.13.2013So, I also finished Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion: Going Deep With the Terminal and Shell. I was wrong. Great book.

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