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Mac OS X Leopard Phrasebook by Brian Tiemann

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Chapter 2. Configuring Your Terminal

You’re probably already familiar with the basics of customizing your computer’s desktop environment to suit your taste and work habits. Whether you’re used to Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux, there are certain common interface tweaks—repositioning your taskbar or Dock, changing your desktop background, even swapping out your system’s window decorations and fonts—that are designed not only to let you personalize your computer’s aesthetics, but to mold it to your own personal style of computing. Like that groove in your sofa’s cushions that you’ve spent years perfecting, your computer’s interface is a reflection of you and won’t quite fit anyone else.

This is why, when you venture into the Terminal application in ...

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