Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video The terminal application, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
As I explained in the last movie, the way that we'll interact with Unix is going…to be from the command line and the way that we'll do that on a Mac is going to…be using the Terminal application.…It's going to provide a command line access to Unix and it comes preinstalled…with Mac OS X. So if you have Mac OS X, you have this application.…It's going to be located inside your Applications folder, inside the folder…called Utilities, and there you'll see the program Terminal.…A very useful shortcut is that if you're in the Finder you can type…Shift+Command+U and it will open the Utilities folder directly and there you'll see it.…
Just try that together and we can launch Terminal and see how it works.…So here I am. You can see that I am inside my Finder. I'll hold down…Shift+Command+U and it will open up my Utilities folder and right down here…you'll see that I have Terminal.…Now I could just double-click it to launch it, but because we're going to be…using it a lot throughout this training title I am going to drag it into the…
- 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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