come on, i know somebody knows that command.twoodcc said:what was that command that told you the last uptimes that you had and whether the computer crashed or was shutdown? i think it did like the last 15 shutdowns.
thanks in advance
For an average user, probably not.Phil9579 said:I always read stuff about how terminal and command line interfaces are so powerful, but what exactly can they do so good? Is there any point to using Terminal if you are just an average user? I've just been wondering this.
What's the command for making aliases in terminal? it sounds like it might come in useful.jsw said:I can make aliases that are real ones (as opposed to the almost useless ones Finder makes). I can search for files and things in files better than Spotlight allows.
Activity Monitor.app is equally as useful for this particular thing though. I guess it's a matter of preference (I'm not a CLI junkie, I like to use GUIs when available).savar said:You can see processes from the command line that are not visible in the Dock. You can suspend or quit these processes much more effectively than you can with cmd-opt-esc.
Processes: 58 total, 3 running, 55 sleeping... 178 threads 21:03:15 Load Avg: 1.52, 1.55, 1.52 CPU usage: 91.1% user, 8.9% sys, 0.0% idle SharedLibs: num = 195, resident = 43.2M code, 4.82M data, 7.46M LinkEdit MemRegions: num = 7606, resident = 240M + 11.1M private, 104M shared PhysMem: 88.7M wired, 241M active, 647M inactive, 978M used, 46.0M free VM: 4.34G + 131M 49801(0) pageins, 200(0) pageouts PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE VSIZE 784 top 7.8% 0:01.10 1 18 22 704K 408K 1.12M 26.9M 780 mdimport 0.0% 0:00.55 4 62 55 1.03M 4.57M 3.24M 40.3M 587 seamonkey- 13.6% 2:16:13 10 168 1067 147M- 42.0M 149M 561M 554 bash 0.0% 0:00.08 1 14 17 232K 856K 892K 27.2M 553 login 0.0% 0:00.01 1 16 36 140K 424K 552K 26.9M 514 Terminal 0.7% 0:47.52 5 156 199 3.21M 11.8M 8.98M 128M 510 Keynote 0.4% 5:55.22 4 108 358 15.1M 31.0M 44.2M 171M 285 AppleSpell 0.0% 0:00.16 1 34 36 716K 2.33M 1.86M 37.7M
Not exactly the average user, more like somebody who isnt a delevoper/programmer. I always thought command lines were for things like that.apfhex said:Activity Monitor.app is equally as useful for this particular thing though. I guess it's a matter of preference (I'm not a CLI junkie, I like to use GUIs when available).
If you, meaning the "average user", doesn't know what use the Terminal is, then chances are you don't need it.
This has always been possible by sorting by kind, and it's even easier now with Spotlight in the Finder.hayduke said:1) If you have a folder of mixed filetypes (*.jpg, *.doc, *.txt, etc.) you can easily move all of the *.jpg files into a new folder. This might be a pain to do with the mouse.
If using 10.4, Spotlight might be the easiest way to go.acidity said:OK.
What is the keyboard shortcut to start a terminal windows in Mac OS X? I am a keyboard guy and dosnt like to mouse click everytime terminal to open a terminal. Is this possible in Mac or we have to do some extra key bindind...if yes then how