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Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work. Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections.

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On Dec 2 H. "Waldo" Grunenwald wrote: Handy Quick-Reference
You could do worse in finding a quick-reference to help make you more efficient. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Nov 24 David Greenbaum wrote: Unix for the perplexed
This small guide gives Mac users a very basic introduction to Unix commands. This book is designed for the do it yourselfer that has always wanted to, but afraid to, open the terminal program and check out the shell. The commands and options are generally given a context of how you might use the commands in the real world. In particular this book was extremely well laid out making it clear to the reader the commands, options, outputs and results of each section. Many books I've previously read on the subject suffer from text overload but this book had a great use of typefaces, shading and style to make it a clear and straightforward read. Unix commands can be overwhelming and just downright scary if you don't understand them right and enter them in correctly. This book empowers the reader to explore without messing up their systems and risking damage. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Aug 24 Luiz Tiago Alves de Oliveira wrote: More of OSX with that good book
Once accustomed to... Full Review  >

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On Jul 12 Shawn Day wrote: A Versatile Guide to Using OSX More Efficiently
This handy guide is comprehensive without being exhaustive and delivers a ref­er­ence source for advanced users and a tutorial for a novice. Through very use­ful examples and instruc­tion it caters to a self-paced approach. It is a handy, use­ful volume that provides a brief sketch of the gen­eral purpose and function of Ter­minal and then focus­see on the most com­mon and widely used pro­cesses. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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