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 9  Chapter 7: History, Installing and Use of the MacOS

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Using the UNIX Terminal

Ok, even if you’re no UNIX guru, you might still want to tinker with Terminal. Terminal can be your best friend if you are familiar with Command Line, or want to tinker with the “Behind the Scenes” stuff that Mac OS X will not let you see. There are a few ways to get to a command line in Mac OS X; the first is by far the easiest and most popular.

Terminal – found at /Applications/Utilities/Terminal. Very easy to work with and customizable

Go straight to Darwin – at the login screen, instead of typing in a username, type in >console

A UNIX prompt (usually just used for repair) – when rebooting, hold down Command+S

And if you’re going to go there, then you need to know some UNIX commands, written for tsch, or “t-shell” which is Mac OS X. Here are 9 of the most basic commands.

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