Terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spario, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Spario macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hello everyone,

    the reason i have posted this thread is because i would like to learn how to take full advantage of my comp and begin using Terminal. Only one problem, though, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO! could someone please help me or point me in the right direction- so i can learn! thanks ~Spario
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    List of the most usual commands.

    Also for all commands there (usually) is a help manual entry, that describes the use and all the flags/options you can set. Just type "man man" to get started... :)

    Edit: Mac OS X for UNIX Users also holds a lot of valuable information, though maybe not that practical. Still it's worth a browse or two.
     
  3. bemylover macrumors regular

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    hi,
    I can't pop up any new windows from my terminal. for example, when i type emacs whatever.txt it will open it right there in the terminal window and if i do emacs whatever.txt & it won't open it at all.

    could anyone tell me what i should do in here? i would really want to have that text file (or any other file) opened in a separate window, so that i could go on typing other commands in the terminal.

    many thanks in advance :)
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #4
    Beucase Terminal.app is not built to do that.

    You should be using X11 if you want new windows to open.

    If you're new to command line, you should be starting here:

    http://osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/index.ws
     
  5. bemylover macrumors regular

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    well, that's the case, i am using x11, but it still does not work.
     
  6. arf macrumors member

    arf

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    Xemacs

    Thats because you need XEmacs, I suggest you install darwinports, that'll get you all the open source goodies you want to use (including xemacs). Much better than the fink. :)
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Exactly..

    The built-in emacs doesn't have X11 support.

    Just type this in your xterm to make sure it's working as it normally should:

    xterm &

    And a new xterm should open.
     
  8. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way to find out the temperature status of the sensors on my PowreBook from the Terminal?
     
  9. bemylover macrumors regular

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  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #10

    I don't know of one.. there's nothing in the sysctl man about it.. but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
     

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