How to learn to use Terminal

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hello all,



I'm trying to learn how to use Terminal and I was wondering if some of you can give me some good tips on where either to find a book to start or where to find some informations on the web.



Thank you for your help.



Cheers

Virtussino

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    revsrevs Posts: 93member
    Check out www.macosxhints.com, a lot of their "hints" are terminal based commands.



    Then when you are happy with that, google or pick up a book (hah) on UNIX.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,221member
    Don't forget the man pages.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,502member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by virtussino View Post


    Hello all,



    I'm trying to learn how to use Terminal and I was wondering if some of you can give me some good tips on where either to find a book to start or where to find some informations on the web.



    Thank you for your help.



    Cheers

    Virtussino



    You're more learning how to use one's favorite shell rather than the Terminal.app, per say.



    BASH Reference Manual: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/



    Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/



    Bash Guide for Beginners: http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guide/html/



    Overview of basic Terminal.app commands from OReilly: http://oreilly.com/pub/a/mac/collections/unix.html
  • Reply 4 of 4
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    The word to research is: "shell"



    You are asking about how to use a command line interpreter, aka "a shell".
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