Last time we looked at how to move around your file system using terminal with cd and ls. Today we are going to look at how to interact with the content you find using those commands.
The real power of the command line comes from the ability to work on your data in batch. We already saw the * character as the wildcard. It will match anything and everything. For example if we were to look for a file and only remembered the first letter of it we could write: a* This […]
An alias is just what you think it should be. You are giving a command a different name. You could, for example rename ls to execute when you type list, or delete instead of rm. Typically you are trying to shorten a command or combine several often used ones.
For my first post I thought I would start a small series on UNIX commands, more specifically how to use the Terminal app on OS X. Over the years I have heard about this mystical land called “command line” and “terminal” but never got past the text entry and weird looking syntax. So hopefully in […]
The Terminal application (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) on OSX is a powerful tool for users to gain greater control over their working environment. Since OSX is based on UNIX, most UNIX commands will work here. However, Apple also added custom commands that leverage the power of OSX for the command line (more about that in a later post). […]