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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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I developed a shell script...

I developed a shell script I call LogJammer that integrates DNStran and Analog to process web log files. It figures out what today is and downloads the log files for yesterday and today. It runs DNStran to turn all IP addresses into resolved names and then gzips the log file for posterity. It then runs a series of Analog config files to process hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and total reports. It's saved me a ton of time as I used to do all of the steps manually.





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