View Full Version : what's between noob and guru?

Mar 30, 2008, 05:15 PM
I've been using a Mac for about six months now, and I've really enjoyed getting to know all the ins and outs of OSX. I no longer consider myself a newbie, as I can pretty much accomplish everything I want to do on my Mac at least as well if not better than I could after years on Windows. In fact, i often help people who have had macs a lot longer. I want to know more.

I went to a local bookstore and my choices seem to be books for new users ("how to make a new folder" etc..) and then books for users who already know about the nuts and bolts of UNIX.

My question is: does anyone have any advice for a user wanting to take some first steps into learning more advanced things about the Mac, specifically the OS and maybe even some basic UNIX code?

(sorry this was kind of long, and thanks in advance :o )

Mar 30, 2008, 05:23 PM
Start off with some simple commands in Terminal.

for example to navigate to your home folder you would want

cd /users/you
ls to list the contents of a folder
rm to remove a file in the directory you are in (rm untitled.txt for example)
mv to move a file, for example mv untitled.txt /users/you would move untitled.txt from the directory you are in to your home folder.

shutdown -r now forces the system to restart.