good uses for automator and terminal?

Aug 28, 2008
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Your Mac's Specs
Black MB - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM - OSX 10.5.8
I want to learn to use my mac to its fullest potential, and it seems like automator and terminal are key programs of the OS that I hardly ever find myself using. The only thing I use automator for is renaming multiple files and though I went and learned a bit about terminal and command lines, I can never find much of a reason to use it. What are some good uses for these?

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