Appendix B. Basic Command-Line Reference
The command-line interface has been around for a very long time. Its roots go back to the earliest computers. While there are literally hundreds of commands—and thousands of options within these commands—this appendix focuses on the commands that are an extension to the basic ones every administrator must know:
pwd. (Of course, the commands discussed here are by no means the only ones you should know.) You will get an overview of the following:
• Running commands to find files, manage processes, monitor usage, and manage disks and volumes
• Exchanging data between the Finder and the command line
Armed with this additional information, you should be able to better manage your Mac OS X server. ...