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    Hey guys,

    Any ideas where I can learn terminal commands???

    I used to know DOS commands when I used Windows machines... It helped me frequently when problems arose & stuff didn't work (a usual thing with Windows)

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    http://www.ss64.com/osx/

    If you're unsure of how to use a command, try typing man command, For example, man ls. Note that the OS X shell is similar to other shells used in Linux/Unix distributions, so commands are similar (if not identical).
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    I kinda knew that the command line would be similar to the Linux/ Unix stuff.
    The terminal was brought in from the Unix platform.

    Thanks for the help...

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    On doin a 'Google'... I found this site....

    http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/ma...minal_one.html

    Unlike the other site that was given to me... it does not boast a comprehensive list of commands to read and learn. But it does give a tutorial for those who do are completely knew to it (like me).

    I think using both sites... someone could easily become a master at the mac OS X CLI

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    Quote Originally Posted by CArmstrong View Post
    http://www.ss64.com/osx/

    If you're unsure of how to use a command, try typing man command, For example, man ls. Note that the OS X shell is similar to other shells used in Linux/Unix distributions, so commands are similar (if not identical).
    Thanks for the tip....

    The site give a good comprehensive outlook on most (if not all) of the commands. However it uses some terms that are kinda new to me....
    I guess I need to have a computer dictionary now while reading through the site.

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    Another nice tutorial can be found here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicew View Post
    Another nice tutorial can be found here.
    The site caters to Unix.... but thanks for the link...
    Should help to make more sense of the commands...

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    I think this one is really good:

    http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDog View Post
    I think this one is really good:

    http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/
    Now this is what I'm talking about. Gives me a complete beginners overview of the terminal and the basic commands.

    Nice work... Thanks

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    I highly reccommend the book "UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger: Visual Quickpro Guide" by Matisse Enzer. I'm currently teaching myself UNIX and this is an excellent book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erudite.Warrior View Post
    I highly reccommend the book "UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger: Visual Quickpro Guide" by Matisse Enzer. I'm currently teaching myself UNIX and this is an excellent book.
    A book would be the best thing to have... learning stuff of the net via looking @ the screen is kinda hard. you find it hard to focus @ times or the glare of the screen can make you drowsy.
    But there is one drawback to your suggestion... I use 10.3 panther..

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