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Terminal and how to use it with mac OS X


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#1 Unheimlich

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:21 PM

Hello there im jsut learning about MAC. I ahve one currently and got bored with the easy access features that it has. Now i came across Terminal. A Remote access program and would love for some one to give me an idea about how to use it or where i can find information on how to use it.


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#2 Grinler

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:18 PM

OS X is built on top of a *nix variant, which i believe is linux. Linux by nature is a command line driven operating system. What yousee when you turn the apple on is the graphical user interface that sits on top of the normal command line drive operating system. To access the command line interface you use the terminal program.

More info on terminal can be found here:

http://www.resexcellence.com/unix_terminal.shtml

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 07:31 PM

Hello Unheimlich,

You will find some good "on-line" tutorials on Mac OSX's Terminal use at http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/ct/51 You will find some more excellent tutorials and the like at http://www.osxfaq.com/


As Grinler says, Terminal is essentially a "shell" that gives you command line access to the unix underpinnings of MacOSX. You can use it for remote access purposes of the type which you speak though - see http://www.columbia.edu/acis/software/inet/osx-terminal.html for some instructions.

(I'm assuming you mean "Terminal" as found in OSX. From memory there was once a program called "Terminal" for the Mac, or was it "MacTerminal" which ran under much older versions of the OS (like system 6 and 7 back in the late 80's and early 1990's) and was purely and simply a remote access / comms client.)

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:22 PM

I think that old terminal was from win95. There was a terminal in that os did comm stuff.




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