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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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The #1 biggest help in...

The #1 biggest help in learing the command line I have found is O'Reilly book Learning Unix For Mac OS X. It's a little basic for Unix nerds, but for the average CLI newbie, it's a godsend. Just like all the O'Reilly books I've ever read, it's clear and concise, yet gives you way more than enough info to jump into basic shell scripting, neat hidden config files and the like.




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