Using UNIX on a Mac

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How to Use Terminal to Display UNIX on Your Mac

OS X is built on top of UNIX. The application Terminal takes you from the outer world of OS X to the inner world of UNIX. Terminal is located in the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. [more…]

How to Use Terminal to Work in UNIX on Your Mac

You can use the Mac application Terminal to work in UNIX. To work in the Terminal window, as in Windows, you can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard in a filename in most commands. Also like Windows, bash [more…]

How to Use Basic UNIX Commands to Work in Terminal on Your Mac

If you’re working in Terminal on your Mac, you need to know the most important UNIX commands: those that work with directories, those that work with files, and miscellaneous but commonly used commands. [more…]

Work with Paths in UNIX Commands

Before you dive into UNIX commands, you should first know a few facts. For starters, as a Mac user, you might not be familiar with how paths work in UNIX. A [more…]

Copy, Move, Rename, and Delete Files with UNIX

After you’re comfortable with moving around the hierarchy of your hard drive in UNIX, it’s a cinch to copy, move, and rename files and folders. To copy files from the command line, use the [more…]

Create New Documents with UNIX on Your MacBook

To create a text file by using the nano UNIX command, simply type nano at the command line. At the bottom of the screen is a menu of common commands. Above the menu is a large, empty space where you can [more…]

How to Network with the Terminal and UNIX

Because UNIX isn’t a new phenomenon, it has many useful networking abilities built into it. In fact, UNIX was instrumental in creating much of what you now take for granted: e-mail, the Internet, and the [more…]

Why Use the Keyboard with UNIX on Your MacBook?

To begin benefiting from the UNIX underpinnings of Mac OS X, get used to doing things with the keyboard. Although mouse skills can be applied to UNIX, you’ll generally find performing UNIX functions faster [more…]

UNIX Terminal Application on Your MacBook

The best way to find out how to use the UNIX command line is to jump right in. Mac OS X comes stocked with an application named Terminal. The Terminal application is where you enter commands in the command [more…]

Useful UNIX Commands

Manipulating files and viewing folder content is fun, but the UNIX command line is capable of so much more! Focus your attention on some of the other useful tasks that you can perform with the command [more…]

Anatomy of a UNIX Command

UNIX commands can perform many amazing feats. The simplest form of a UNIX command is the command itself. Despite their vast abilities, all commands follow a similar structure: [more…]

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