How often do you use Terminal

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  1. asifnaz macrumors member

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    I was a Linux geek until my girlfriend gifted me a macbook this holiday season . As I have a Linux background I use Terminal a lot as its very good and powerful tool .

    I wonder how often a common user uses Terminal ...?
     
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    I seem to use it for something about once a month.
     
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    Last time I opened it: 29.10.2010 6.15pm

    I only use it when trouble-shooting or stuff like that. I don't know how to use it so I can't really use it, it's copy&paste when I use it.
     
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Never--I opened it a few times just to check it out but I haven't had a need to use it for any real reason. I am not a big terminal fan but I do use it--not on my Mac but on the Linux server I manage. Not much choice there. ;)
     
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    Every day. I'm addicted to Nano.
    It's just a lot faster to manipulate files from the command line rather than use the finder or something else.

    QFT
     
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    Always have at least one terminal window open. Terminal is better than Finder.
     
  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I've been using Terminal recently, not very often granted, and not for much, but some.

    Just out of curiosity though, to those of you that said you use it everyday, what do you use it for? I mean, what are some useful commands/things you do with it every day?

    I'm not too knowledgable about it so any help/advice is appreciated. :cool:
     
  12. Tonsko macrumors 6502

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    Directory navigation, moving files etc., running backup scripts, python.
     
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    It's not really that there are useful commands, more like some things are just faster and easier from the command line. For example if you know all the keyboard shortcuts and commands text editing and coding are faster through the command line than most window applications.
    I think it's good to become comfortable with the command line in general anyway. Sometimes it's the only way to fix your computer when it won't boot correctly, or if you accidentally delete an important application, like disk utility.
     
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    I use it every few days, but I use scripts more often to run common tasks.
     
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    I use vim (MacVim) for coding. So I'm in a "command line" like window most of the time I'm on my Mac..

    except for now... stupid WoW....
     
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    As much as I need to (every 1-5 minutes, usually).
     
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  18. asifnaz thread starter macrumors member

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    Well you are missing a lot . It is very powerful tool and user can experience a super user command line . You can fix problems which you could not otherwise .
     
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    Maybe a few times a month. But today was one of those days!
     
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