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    newtomacs
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    commands?
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtomacs
    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
    Get a good book on unix or visit some of the How-to style websites (linux and unix are basically all the same thing btw).

    To be really specific you have BSD, which stands for Berkeley Standard Distribution, flavoured unix.


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    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...

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    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

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    I don't think putting a string a test inside a set of parathesis. I believe you need to place the string inside doulbe quotes ("), or even a back slash then a space ( .i.e mkdir new\ stuff)
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