Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide
Take Command of Your Mac
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2012
Pages: 230

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work.

Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features.

  • Log into your Mac from remote locations
  • Search and modify files in powerful ways
  • Schedule jobs for particular days and times
  • Let several people use one Mac at the same time
  • Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats
  • View and manipulate Mac OS X processes
  • Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations
  • Download and install additional commands from the Internet
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More of OSX with that good book

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    Comments about oreilly Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide:

    Once accustomed to using git for Terminal Servers climb Node, Ruby, or anything else, there is a need to go deeper with some commands. That's when I found this book, which I recommend to all stakeholders, to be used as a reference guide. The information are clear and complete, and can rest in the palm of your hand.

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    Use OSX More Efficiently

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      Comments about oreilly Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide:

      The premise of this book really revolves around making life simpler and accomplishing tasks faster and with greater efficiency. As a short, concise and quick reference to terminal commands on OSX it excels. However, it offers far more than that with useful examples, and a wealth of background information that targets it at users from a novice to advanced level of experience. True to form this pocket guide sticks to a proven practice of being comprehensive without being exhaustive. Although targeted at users from novice to advanced, it is really directed towards ensuring that an absolutely beginner will have all the context necessary to feel comfortable with the Terminal application and how it can be immediately utilized to make life on OSX simpler.
      I was provide with this book for review and am happy to recommend it as both a superb tutorial volume as well as a handy reference guide.

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