Terminal

Spario

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Jul 14, 2005
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hello everyone,

the reason i have posted this thread is because i would like to learn how to take full advantage of my comp and begin using Terminal. Only one problem, though, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO! could someone please help me or point me in the right direction- so i can learn! thanks ~Spario
 

bemylover

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Jun 20, 2005
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hi,
I can't pop up any new windows from my terminal. for example, when i type emacs whatever.txt it will open it right there in the terminal window and if i do emacs whatever.txt & it won't open it at all.

could anyone tell me what i should do in here? i would really want to have that text file (or any other file) opened in a separate window, so that i could go on typing other commands in the terminal.

many thanks in advance :)
 
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yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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bemylover said:
hi,
I can't pop up any new windows from my terminal. for example, when i type emacs whatever.txt it will open it right there in the terminal window and if i do emacs whatever.txt & it won't open it at all.

could anyone tell me what i should do in here? i would really want to have that text file (or any other file) opened in a separate window, so that i could go on typing other commands in the terminal.

many thanks in advance :)
Beucase Terminal.app is not built to do that.

You should be using X11 if you want new windows to open.

If you're new to command line, you should be starting here:

http://osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/index.ws
 
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arf

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Mar 2, 2004
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UK
Xemacs

bemylover said:
well, that's the case, i am using x11, but it still does not work.
Thats because you need XEmacs, I suggest you install darwinports, that'll get you all the open source goodies you want to use (including xemacs). Much better than the fink. :)
 
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yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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arf said:
Thats because you need XEmacs, I suggest you install darwinports, that'll get you all the open source goodies you want to use (including xemacs). Much better than the fink. :)
Exactly..

The built-in emacs doesn't have X11 support.

Just type this in your xterm to make sure it's working as it normally should:

xterm &

And a new xterm should open.
 
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thomasp

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Sep 18, 2004
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UK
Is there any way to find out the temperature status of the sensors on my PowreBook from the Terminal?
 
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yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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thomasp said:
Is there any way to find out the temperature status of the sensors on my PowreBook from the Terminal?

I don't know of one.. there's nothing in the sysctl man about it.. but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
 
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