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D. PlattTweak Your Mac Terminalhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6171-2_3

3. macOS Built-in Commands

Daniel Platt1  
Andover, Hampshire, UK

In this chapter, we explore the different commands that came with your copy of the macOS operating system. There are loads of different commands to choose from. A lot of these commands are used to manipulate files or process text.

Before we get started, we will need files to operate on, so that you can follow along. If you are confident, you can use your own files as a source.

Getting Started

We need large blocks of text. It might be worth creating a folder in your home directory specifically for this next step. If you need help, see Chapter 2. Alternatively, if you want to use a temporary ...

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