Terminal help

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  1. Meebil macrumors newbie

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    I'm definitely not too good with macs, and especially not good with terminal. How do you write line by line? Do you just press enter after every line? I'm sorry, it's probably a simple answer, I just need a bit of help :p
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, you normally hit enter after each command.

    For example "cd /Foldername" (enter) would change to /Foldername... then "ls" (enter) would list the files in that folder.
     
  3. rottnjohn macrumors newbie

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    er ... Yes. A Terminal is an interface to a unix shell, each line is a shell command or program to execute.
    if you don't want to execute anything, but just write some text, try Textedit
    (use CMD+SPACE to bring up Spotlight, type in "texte" and hit return.)
     
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