Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Clipboard integration, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
On the Mac you're probably with the concept of the Clipboard.…You're inside a document in one application, you select some text, you copy it,…you switch to another document or another application, and you paste it there.…Well, in Unix we don't have a global clipboard like that.…But we can make use of the same one that the Mac Finder uses.…And we can use it within Unix or we can use it to ferry data back and forth…between Unix and the Finder.…To do it we'll use a pair of Mac-only Unix commands called pbcopy and pbpaste.…The pb stands for Pasteboard.…Now when you're going to select something and copy it in the Finder, you use…your mouse to select it.…
But in Unix we don't have a mouse.…I mean of course I have the mouse here.…That's the Mac OS allowing me to work with Terminal.…But in Unix itself, it's all command line.…So in order to select something we're going to need to have input.…And we've already seen how to work with input in Unix.…So let's say for example that I hit ls -lah.…If I just hit Return, that'll go to standard out.…
- Moving around the file system
- Creating and reading files
- Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories
- Creating hard links and symbolic links
- Understanding user identity, file ownership, and sudo
- Setting file permissions with alpha and octal notation
- Changing the PATH variable
- Using the command history
- Directing input and output
- Configuring the Unix working environment
- Searching and replacing using grep and regular expressions
- Manipulating text with tr, sed, and cut
- Integrating with the Finder, Spotlight, and AppleScript
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Filesystem Basics
3. Working with Files and Directories
4. Ownership and Permissions
5. Commands and Programs
6. Directing Input and Output
7. Configuring Your Working Environment
8. Unix Power Tools
9. Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
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