© Daniel Platt 2021
D. PlattTweak Your Mac Terminalhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6171-2_1

1. Getting Started

Daniel Platt1  
Andover, Hampshire, UK

All personal computers these days come with a graphical user interface (GUI), although this hasn’t always been the case. Most computers prior to the release of the Apple Macintosh booted into a terminal, text-only environment. All you would have been greeted with was a flashing cursor.

If your computer didn’t come with a user manual, you might have struggled with which commands you should be typing, as some command lines were not very intuitive. If you didn’t grow up using a terminal then I can imagine the prospect to be quite daunting. This is where this book comes in! I want to help you to feel ...

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