Unleashing the Mac OS X Terminal for Absolute Beginners
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This is a comprehensive course designed to show how to use the Terminal app in Mac OS X and many Bash shell commands, many overlap with Linux or other *nix variants.
The course currently covers the following:
Each one of these concepts is demonstrated in a methodological, step-by-step manner so you can follow along for easy learning.
Introduction provides an overview for the course.
Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Terminal and all the related tools for the course.
The Basics provides the first look at several core or foundational commands. While learn how to get around, manage files and even some simple ways to use the output of commands.
After the basics are covered, we dive into permissions related concepts by assuming admin user while we change permissions on files and folders.
Finally, we cover some more Advanced topics like writing a Bash shell script and customizing the Bash environment.
Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas in each major area or introduction of new concepts.
Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated. There are several hours of screencat video content -- it makes up the vast majority of the course. Any command line based screencast will include a command listing in the lecture downloads.
At the end of each section is a document lecture with a listing of commands or a brief tutorial regarding the video content covered during that section.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Welcome: Goals and ApproachPreview
The Command Line and Bash ShellPreview
|Section 2: Terminal Setup|
Locating the TerminalPreview
Install TextMate 2Preview
Configure TextMate 2
Installation and Setup Instructions
|Section 3: Basic Commands|
Basic Commands OverviewPreview
Getting Around with pwd, cd and lsPreview
Cleaning Up with clear and Exiting the Terminal
Where are Commands with which and How to Use Them with man
Reviewing Files with cat, less and nano
Using TextMate from the TerminalPreview
Access Files and Directories with the open Command
Create, Move, Rename, and Delete Files
More Tricks with touch
Creating and Deleting Directories
Sending the Output of a Command to a File (Output Redirection)
Chaining Commands Together with Pipes
Basic Commands Reference
|Section 4: User, Groups and Security|
Execute Commands as Admin (root) with sudo
Changing File Ownership with chown and chgrp
Recursively Changing Ownership
User, Groups, and Security Commands Reference
|Section 5: Advanced|
Bash Profile and Customizing the Bash Environment
Advanced Commands Reference
|Section 6: Conclusion|
Bonus: Exclusive Student Discounts