Work More Quickly and Easily—and Learn Some New Tricks The Mac command line offers a faster, easier way to accomplish many tasks. It's also the medium for many commands that aren't accessible using the GUI. The Mac OS X Command Line is a clear, concise, tutorial-style introduction to all the major functionality provided by the command line. It's also packed with information the experienced users need, including little-known shortcuts and several chapters devoted to advanced topics. This is a book to get you started, but also a book you won’t soon outgrow.
Using Terminal, the gateway to the command line
Making Terminal easier to use with shortcuts
Configuring your shell: bash and tcsh
Navigating your file system in Terminal
Moving and copying files from the command line
Accessing hidden files with Terminal
Editing configuration files with command-line text editor
Finding any kind of file or content using simple commands
Printing from the command line
Archiving, compressing, and decompressing files
Managing users, groups, and permissions
Accessing network volumes and the Internet using simple commands
Kirk McElhearn is a freelance writer, journalist, and translator. He has written and co-written a dozen books on the Macintosh, covering both software and hardware. As a journalist, Kirk has written articles for a variety of publications, including Macworld, iLounge and TidBITS. His blog, Kirkville, covers Macs, iPods, books, music, and more.