where's a good list of terminal commands?
January 27, 2004 10:16PM
edited January 2014
where's a good list of terminal commands? jsut some useful things, or simple commands like how to show hidden files and stuff (i'm trying to learn). thanks.
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January 27, 2004 10:52PM
type in: uptime
It shows you how long youve been up and running, as well as load averages, though Im not sure what those exactly mean. My guess is theyre related to processor loads being processed? haha.
23:52 up 1 day, 3:27, 1 user, load averages: 1.62 1.46 1.35
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January 27, 2004 11:01PM
12:58 up 20 days, 21:20, 2 users, load averages: 0.51 0.44 0.45
'who' lists logged in clients to shell (i.e. not shared type clients)
Reply 3 of 4
January 27, 2004 11:07PM
To get a list of most of the commands, enter this command:
ls /bin; ls /sbin; ls /usr/bin; ls /usr/sbin
Pick a command and use "man" to get the manual help pages for it. For example:
RM(1) BSD General Commands Manual RM(1)
rm, unlink - remove directory entries
rm [-dfiPRrvW] file ...
The rm utility attempts to remove the non-directory type files specified
on the command line. If the permissions of the file do not permit writ-
ing, and the standard input device is a terminal, the user is prompted
(on the standard error output) for confirmation.
Knock yourself out.
There are LOTS of command line tools included with Mac OS X.
Reply 4 of 4
January 27, 2004 11:14PM
A good overview from very beginner to familiarity.