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vansmith 01-27-2014 09:28 AM

Learning the Command Line - Shell Scripts
Terminal commands are great but what if you want to have something done every time you login? What if you need to do something on several files or some other repetitive action and don't want to type in the commands every time. That could get time consuming and dreary. In this article, we will set up our Terminal environment to make certain things a little easier and get a start on shell scripting.

A shell script is a text file with all the commands you want run, one after another. It's almost like a regular programming language but in many ways easier to use.

Open Terminal and type:

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TattooedMac 04-11-2014 09:36 PM

This is great . . .
Thanks Van for taking the time for the command line.
Its a shame there are so many scared of it, but I'm happy I'm doing my part in learning it, so I can help myself.
Im currently going through Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal which is very well written, and takes it easy on those that don't know. Joe teaches well trough a eBook. Now for your 2nd article ;)

cradom 04-12-2014 08:43 AM

Err...Brent? That's one of my pieces. Glad you like it.

TattooedMac 04-12-2014 10:05 AM

Doh, my bad Craig. Presumption doesn't get you far these days, as I didn't really read the Author but just assumed from Van making the thread.
But yes I do like it thank you :D

vansmith 04-12-2014 10:21 AM

I'm happy to take the credit though...

cradom 04-12-2014 05:07 PM

Uh huh... :)
Anyone looked at the new one yet?

TattooedMac 04-13-2014 01:24 AM


Originally Posted by cradom (Post 1577678)
Uh huh... :)
Anyone looked at the new one yet?

No its not where the one I read is ??

cradom 04-13-2014 08:49 AM

Hasn't been published yet, hence the question.

TattooedMac 04-13-2014 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by cradom (Post 1577782)
Hasn't been published yet, hence the question.

Ahhh aimed @ Van . . .. So Vansmith ?? Has it been edited yet and ready for Publication ?

cradom 04-14-2014 04:27 AM

Not necessarily aimed at him, he's not the only one who can do this. And he's been busy.

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