cool terminal commands

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  1. RRoku702 macrumors newbie

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    I have always been a Mac person but I have never used the terminal command. Can anyone help me with some cool terminal commands. Much Mahalo anyone.
     
  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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  3. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    unless you have a green-screen mono CRT there is absolutely nothing cool about terminal.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know if they are cool, but you may try these first:


     
  5. great high wolf macrumors regular

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    Cool, maybe not, but useful - absolutely.
     
  6. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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  7. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    just a tip: do NOT run commands that start with sudo.
    those are commands that change things deep in your OS and you may destroy stuff with those (if you don't know what they do).
     
  8. RRoku702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    ;)
     
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  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    awsome :)
     
  12. laser71 macrumors regular

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    "df" to see your disk/partician space usage
    "top" to see all processes running on your computer
    "ls -al" to see the contents of a directory

    Not really "cool", but otherwise fairly useful sometimes
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    "clear" is my favorite basic command ;)
     

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