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Learning the Command Line (Part One)

This series is targeted at intermediate Mac users. It is assumed that you have some familiarity with OS Xs filesystem and the directory structure. Some assumptions will be made with terminology and although CLI (command line interface) specific terms will be explained, not all concepts will be described in detail.* Introduction/Getting Started Perusing the Utilities folder, you might have stumbled across the Terminal application. Having little knowledge of what it was for, you ignored it. I dont blame you for 98% of Mac users, it is of Read More →



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Great job Van! I especially love the idea of using VB to learn as it's a safe environment to experiment in. I also hadn't really given much thought to how close the CLI in Linux and OS X resemble each other.
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Just started looking at this. Now I've got an excuse to set up that copy of Fusion I have lying around and create a vm to play in. Van is trying awful hard to get me to use the CLI. Wonder what he's up to?

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Great job Van! I especially love the idea of using VB to learn as it's a safe environment to experiment in. I also hadn't really given much thought to how close the CLI in Linux and OS X resemble each other.
Yeah, I figured a VM would be a nice and safe way to "insulate" the trials and experiences of people new to the CLI. As you well know, small mistakes can have catastrophic results.

The environments are 99% similar (give or take). Much of the basic stuff I plan on doing will centre around basic *nix tools that are common to just about every *nix platform.

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