I have a number of utilities that come from linux that I use regularly, and a custom app from work that I ported over that runs in Terminal. I've also found running smblient from the command line to get me out of some Mac <-> XP network file sharing issues.MUCKYFINGERS said:oh yeah, i always ssh to check my work e-mail all the time. but other than that, i dont have any other use for terminal.
Because there are a bunch of applications and services in OS X that are more accessible through the command-line. And believe it or not, there are a lot of coders out there much faster with the command-line than by moving the mouse around.MUCKYFINGERS said:
iMeowbot said:Sometimes a GUI gets in the way of the beauty and simplicity of the command line
Error? What, just cause you can ruin your computer in a few keystrokes?mad jew said:Agreed. But there's arguably less room for error with a GUI simply because it is less simple. In other words, it's slower which is a bad thing and a good thing because it also makes you think harder about what you're doing. Well, that's what I find anyway.
MySQL commands. Testing and executing Perl scripts. Traditional UNIX utilities. All the things I used Linux for before switching!MUCKYFINGERS said:
fayans said:Is that possible?
?!jerry333 said:I use the command line all the time. In fact, my biggest complaint is that there is only a limited number of terminal windows that can be used--even at the maximum settings. I would really like to have about 200 terminal windows open, but somewhere around 50 they stop working.
I would also like a lot more user processes. The current ~2K/system and ~512/user is way too low. I can't even log on as myself remotely because of the ridiculously low limits so I have to set up a second ID for remote access. The limits should be something reasonable like 20K/system 10K/user and a few hundred psudo terminals.
Same here - when I work from home, I have a secure tunnel to my corporate network; ssh to my UNIX machines there. I'm usually more productive vs. working in the office on my Dell - it's hard to get anything done between SMS patch installations.uaaerospace said:I use it for SSH and for X11 apps on the college of engineering's UNIX machine. Also, just general tinkering is always fun in the terminal. ~josh