Command Prompt on Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dantheevilgeek, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    :confused:Does Macbook carried a Command Prompt like a normal PC?
     
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    swiftaw

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    Terminal
     
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    MacDawg

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    Normal PC?? :p

    You can use the Terminal for Unix commands

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    OSX runs on UNIX, the command line interface is Terminal
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Nope. Macs do it with pizzazz!
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    The Mac is a normal PC :eek:, just not the most common type.
     
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    RainForRent

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    Three cheers!
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I love screenshots. Here is the terminal which is UNIX for Command Prompt. As an interesting tidbit. Theres a tradition associated with Unix or Unix-like systems have a X in them. Which is why linux is linux and why Mac OS X(Based on a variant of BSD Unix) has a X at the end but is pronounced Mac OS Ten.
     

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  9. macrumors member

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    find it quickly in spotlight - enter Terminal and click on the first item in the search results.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Well... I think we are forgetting...

    cmd.exe is MS-DOS and Terminal.app is Unix, so...
    it won't do you any good unless you know how to operate a Unix command line. Period. End of discussion. Over. Done. FIN. GO AWAY ALREADY!
     
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    VPrime

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    What? that is not generally true at all.....
    FreeBSD- A unix operating system, no X (Unless you want to call it Free BSD Unix)
    OSX is called OSX because it is the 10th version of the operating system, the X is a roman numeral for 10.

    Linux... This is arguable. There are a few different meaning to the name linux.
     

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