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  • Master the command line on a Mac: navigating files and folders

    Posted June 19, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    If you aren't already familiar with OS X's command-line interface, this article will help get you up to speed.
  • Top 20 OS X command-line secrets for power users

    Posted September 21, 2012 - 7:37 am

    For most people, the Mac's OS X is all about the graphical user interface. But system administrators and power users know that the Mac's command-line interface can be a powerful time saver and, in many cases, the only method to accomplish certain tasks. The command shell itself, delivered by Apple's included lTerminal program, is a wonder of open source. Bash -- for "Bourne again shell" -- was developed by free-software guru Brian Fox. It's widely used on operating systems of all kinds, including iOS, Linux, Unix, and mainframes. There's already a huge brain trust of tool knowledge around using Bash as a systems administrator's command shell.
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    A better way to learn Unix

    Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:35 am

    If you are still learning Unix or have any involvement in helping others master the command line, here's the book you have been waiting for. The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction (no starch press, 2012) will take you from 0 to 100 in 36 pain-free chapters.
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    Seize the Command Line With Take Command

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    Don't you love it when you hunt for a program that you need to perform one function, find it, and then discover that it does a whole lot more? I found Take Command ($100, 30-day free trial) after being frustrated with the poor command line in Windows. I discovered it gave me what I wanted, and a lot of stuff I hadn't known I wanted--but now I definitely do.
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    Command-line commando? Check out Advanced Run

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 2:02 pm

    If you're the kind of person who lives for the command line or Run box, you'll want to download Advanced Run right now.
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