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Calling all Terminal nerds

CLI nerds and UNIX ex-pats, I have a humble but profound request: help us GUI laggards learn more about getting started in the OS X Terminal. We all secretly know that’s where all your good junk is hidden, but it can be pretty daunting to the uninitiated user.

I propose that when you command-line wizards happen upon a web resource that might be useful to someone new to the Terminal, you should post it to del.icio.us with the tag “OSXCLI” (I’m pronouncing it “AHSS-klee”). And please do comment in your link: why is this good and who will it benefit? Here’s the RSS feed for the rest of us.

Alternately, you can post a link in comments here, but I think the collaborative, RSS-able option, as ever, is more fun, don’t you? Now get linking, beard guy.

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Bo: Great tip: had no...

  • Bo: Great tip: had no idea what all was in there. I also love the CLI sheets you can do in BBEdit (sort of the reverse of ‘bbedit’ from the CLI I guess)
  • Marc: I love me some iTerm, too. Thanks
  • Tim: Love it. Way over my head, but I love it. Linked in the side rail.
  • Todd: Linked in the side rail. FWIW, I’m thinking seriously about giving you a promotion and a fake expense account.
  • Kirk—just added it to my wishlist. Good luck with it!



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