Terminal Commands

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This will show you lots of Terminal commands and how to make a .command file!

1. to make a .command file simply open up TextEdit and click [format] then "make plain text".

2. type in each command, line after line

3. when your done save it as a name.command and save it on your Desktop!!!!

4. open up terminal and paste in this code: chmod a+x ~/Desktop/name.command
and hit enter

5. now you can run the name.command !!!

COMMANDS:

OPEN - allows you to open a folder or a url

open ~/directory

open http://www.mac-forums.com

SAY - allows your mac to say a text out loud

say (your text here)

WHILE - allows Terminal to repeat a command

while (true) do
command1
command2
command3
done

MV - allows you to move a file to a different location

mv ~/directory ~/location

MKDIR - create's a new folder

mkdir "folder name"

CD - changes a targeted directory (uesd for mkdir)

MORE COMING SOON...
 
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Our own forums have several such articles such as this: Mac-Forums Blog
I know, I and Vansmith wrote them.
Maybe you should ask to write for the blog here too.
 
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Better off without them with a lot of newer members accessing the forum. Powerful black magic Terminal unless you know PRECISELY what you are doing.
 
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I'm not even sure why I'd use that particular while statement.. Also open does a lot more than that ;)

man - the most important command you'll ever know.
 

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May I be permitted to echo Harry's remark? Terminal is for advanced users. Granted, there are plenty and LucasMan seems to belong to that fraternity. The problem is that many users feel themselves enabled to dabble by apparently simple commands not realising that spaces, for example, or not splitting lines can be critical. The Forums abound with folks who've become a cropper through misuse of Terminal, often to the extent of crippling their OS.

Caution, is all I advise.

Ian
 

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