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Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guideby Daniel J Barrett
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Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder cant handle. With this handy guide, youll 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.
Every Mac user knows how to work with windows and icons, but there is a wonderful application behind the scenes—the Terminal—that provides tremendous additional power. With this handy guide, youll learn valuable commands that remove limits and open doors that many Mac users dont know exist. Discover how to solve common tasks that are awkward or difficult in the Finder by opening the Terminal and typing a few commands. Among hundreds of tasks, youll be able to:
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 TerminalChapter 2: CommandsChapter 3: Advanced Topics
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