Terminal help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mircera, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Mircera macrumors newbie

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    Oct 11, 2008
    #1
    I was wondering if you can tweak OS X Terminal to run commands like some linux systems do.

    Ex:
    OS X: cp -R directory ../new/path
    Linux: cp directory ../new/path -R

    Anyone knows if this can be done?

    Thanks
    mircera
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

    KnightWRX

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    #2
    Terminal is just a terminal emulator application. What you're wondering is if you can tweak the shell the same way as you can in Linux.

    The answer is yes because like most Linux distributions, Mac OS X's default shell is GNU bash. It has all the same built-ins.
     

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