02-28-2004, 01:28 PM #1newtomacsGuestcommands?
yesterday i just figured out how to get to Darwin and i was happy i finally did ( even though i felt stupid how easy it was to do) i realized i don't knwo any commands. do any of you know any commandsd that could get me started? thanks
03-01-2004, 04:01 PM #2
Originally Posted by newtomacs
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To be really specific you have BSD, which stands for Berkeley Standard Distribution, flavoured unix.
03-09-2004, 11:58 PM #3
type man and a command and all of its uses will be shown. pwd shows what directory you are in cd (new directory) cd (nothing) goes back to the home directory. ls lists whats in the directory you are in. top shows what running. type exit when done. sh /etc/daily runs daily cron and needs admin password...
06-15-2004, 04:32 PM #4XmacgeniusXGuest
heres a few,
cd=change directory Example:cd /users/(username)/desktop
pwd=show current directory
mkdir=create a directory mkdir /users/(username)/desktop/(New Directory) , if the
new directory has spaces in it, be sure to put the whole thing in "double quotes"
cp (file location)=[copy file]/rename Example: cp /users/(username)/desktop/image.jpg /users/(username)/desktop/pictures/image12.jpg
mv=relocate a file Example: cp /users/(username)/desktop/image.jpg /users/(username)/desktop/pictures/image.jpg
ftp X.X.X.X=connect to that host via ftp
ed (file name) = edit a text file
login= login to a different user Example: login bob , then it will ask for bob's password
open (program/file location)= opens up a program or file Example: open /applications/safari.app
kill (process number) =closes the process/application
top= lets you view what processes are going on
shutdown = shuts down ur computer
shutdown -r = restarts your computer
These should get you going
06-15-2004, 04:59 PM #5
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