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Understand the Mac Terminal/Command Line

Quickly and easily learn the Mac Terminal. Be faster and more efficient!
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Created by Wilson Wang
Last updated 9/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Use the Mac Terminal and Linux Command Line effectively.
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  • Access to a Mac or Linux computer.

Hi! My name is Wilson Wang and I've been using the Mac Terminal extensively for the past few years. During my time at various startups, I discovered that knowledge of the Mac Terminal / Command Line is essential to success. That is why I have created this course.

This course is designed for people who want to quickly learn the Mac Terminal. By the end of this course you will be able to easily navigate your computer through Terminal, as well as perform a variety of other tasks. Linux users will also benefit from this course, as the Linux command line is very similar to the Mac Terminal.


You will learn:

  • How to use 10+ of the most common Terminal commands
  • How to manage files and directories
  • How to edit permissions
  • How to display and edit files
  • Tips for becoming a faster and more efficient Terminal user
  • And more...

Enroll now to start mastering the Mac Terminal!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who need to learn the Mac Terminal quickly.
  • People who need to learn the Linux Command Line quickly.
  • Anyone who is interested in how Command Line works.
  • Students and Professionals that want to be more efficient at work.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:02:41
2 Lectures 02:32
Using Terminal (Basic)
8 Lectures 34:01

Creating and Deleting Files (Commands: emacs, rm)

Viewing Files (Commands: less)

Moving Files (Commands: mv)

Copying Files (Commands: cp)

Renaming Files (Commands: mv)

Tips and Tricks (Commands: man, history)
Using Terminal (Intermediate)
6 Lectures 26:08
Permissions - Part 1

Permissions - Part 2 (Commands: chmod)

Switching Users - Part 1 (Commands: su)

Switching Users - Part 2 (Commands: sudo)

Changing Owners of Files (Commands: chown)

About the Instructor
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Software Engineer, Homo Sapien, Maker of Things

Hi! My name is Wilson, and I am teaching on Udemy because I want to pass on what I've learned.

My areas of expertise are software development/programming and physics. I have been creating apps and websites ever since I started high school, so I have quite a lot of experience doing that. In particular I have figured out the most straightforward way to create apps and websites, so in my courses you will save lots of time by not learning superfluous information.

I am also highly qualified to teach physics. In high school I achieved a near-perfect score on the AP Physics C test, and I also won a Gold Medal in the US Physics Olympiad.

Finally, even if you don't like science or technology, I still recommend you try them out. By studying science and technology you get a unique viewpoint of the world which will separate you from everyone else - while the general public sees X, you will see Y and be able to capitalize on these insights.

I hope you find my courses helpful, and if you have any suggestions please tell me!

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