Terminal Commands

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by VegetaPunk, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2002
    Would you guys/gals suggest that I get a unix for mac guide book I would just like the basics really if you could post some commands that would be alot of help to, any of the utility commands...like the daily weekly and monthly one, and anyother useful ones

  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    to find out more bout these commands type in "man (command)"
    cd, banner, chmod, telnet, ls, top, kill, rm, su, mkdir, tar, java, ftp, fortune, pwd, uptime, ps, mv, open...
    they're the easy ones
    for example the terminal should say stuff like:
    Last login: Fri Mar  7 19:26:35 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    [jane-ibook:~] jane% su root
    [jane-ibook:/Users/jane] jane# pwd
    [jane-ibook:/Users/jane] jane# uptime
     7:29PM  up 6 days, 23:49, 2 users, load averages: 1.65, 1.20, 0.67
    [jane-ibook:/Users/jane] jane# ping -c 2 apple.com
    PING apple.com ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=52 time=57.717 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=37.032 ms
    --- apple.com ping statistics ---
    2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 37.032/47.374/57.717 ms
    [jane-ibook:/Users/jane] jane# 
  3. timbloom macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    There are a lot of "pocket guide"s to unix. I personally think the best pocket reference is Mac OS X Unleashed. It's about the smallest a full featured reference book for OS X can get. tehee... it's around 1000 pages. Well 'man' pages are great, but often confusing if you aren't too familiar with unix.

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