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Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, 2nd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Get to Know (and Customize) Terminal

As I mentioned in What’s Terminal?, the application you’re most likely to use for accessing the command line in Mac OS X is Terminal. Since you’ll be spending so much time in this application, a brief tour is in order. In addition, you may want to adjust a few settings, such as window size, color, and font, to whatever you find most comfortable and easy to read.

Learn the Basics of Terminal

The moment has arrived. Find the Terminal application (inside the folder /Applications/Utilities), double-click it, and take a Zen moment to contemplate the emptiness (Figure 1).

**Figure 1:** The Terminal window harks back to pre-graphical days.

Figure 1: The Terminal window harks back ...

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