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Jul 17, 2012, 10:30 AM
Hey, I just bought a MacBook Pro 2012 model 13" with 4GB RAM and 500 GB HD.

I would like to learn terminal language and I have absolutely no knowledge till date. Could anyone recommend a good book or a website that starts from the basics and goes towards the advanced levels?


Jul 17, 2012, 10:32 AM
This could be a start:

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Terminal (http://www.macinstruct.com/node/47)
Simple Introduction To Apple’s Unix Using Terminal on OS X (http://www.lowfokus.com/2009/10/24/simple-introduction-to-apples-unix-using-terminal-on-os-x/)
Basic Terminal Commands for Mac OS X. (http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/basic-terminal-commands-for-mac-os-x/)

Jul 17, 2012, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the links!

But they just included an explanation of what terminal is and small commands like ls and cd.

I actually want something that will help me get along step by step to advanced levels. Not those which leave you dry after an intro.


Jul 17, 2012, 03:22 PM
There is an excellent book recommendation at the bottom of this thread:


However, be very careful messing around with terminal - you can wreck your system.

Jul 18, 2012, 09:40 AM
So books about UNIX for MAC OS X for Panther and Tiger will work for Lion as well??