Where can I find a guide to Terminal Commands?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ryanflucas, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ryanflucas macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2006
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm looking for a comprehensive guide to Terminal commands in Mac OS X, specifically Snow Leopard and the upcoming Lion. It can be a faq file, online resource, a book, whatever. I would just like to learn to more efficiently use Terminal.

    Anyone have any suggestions/recommendations? Perhaps someone offers an online course? I haven't checked out Apple yet, but maybe they have some sort of webinar? :D
  2. rien333 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Netherlands
  3. willieva macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2010
    What you want is a book on unix shell programming. The oreilly book "Learning the bash Shell" is decent.

    When you run terminal you get a unix shell. Most likely the shell you're running in is called the bash shell. It might also be called sh, but the two are similar.

    Open up a terminal and type the command:
    The right column in the output will tell you what shell you're running. That's the subject you want to learn about.
  4. Ray W macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2008

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