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Terminal Nerds II: Electric Boogaloo
Merlin Mann | Sep 21 2004
Our post about getting started with the Terminal command line and various related discussions swirling around the site have started to produce some remarkable results.
First, our home-grown OSXCLI tag on del.icio.us has yielded a wondrous crop of links for the OSX Terminal newbies. Although the reading level does seem to be inching northward, there’s still a ton of great stuff that should help folks at many skill levels.
Also, a followup CLI discussion on the 43F Google Group has provoked some very smart people to talk about how they use their Macs. The most fascinating comes from my new favorite fake nemesis and CLI stud, John S.J. Anderson, who has posted a terrific breakdown of his setup and emacs world that you should not miss:
There are many other highlights on the thread itself that I’ve printed out for future reference. Here are a few:
and, probably my favorite of the bunch, is this excellent introduction to UNIX and the command line, by Tim Conrad:
As you can see by the inset photo, I finally took the plunge last night and picked up Stallman's very large (and surprisingly entertaining) GNU Emacs Manual. I've added this to my current Projects list, and plan to babystep my way through it over the next few months. I'll share how it goes and look forward to more of this stuff from you all. Thanks for all the pointers and do keep 'em coming.
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