Connecting to web services on your home Mac over the internet can be a pain, especially if you’re having to remember your home's IP Address. This can be solved with a free solution from DynDNS. In this how-to, we’ll show you how to easily create a domain name for your home use (using DynDNS), allowing you to easily connect back to your home computers without using an IP Address.
Uploading and downloading files through a server over FTP is easy these days with modern FTP clients like Transmit, CyberDuck, or Flow. But if you happen to be in a situation where you're away from home and the Mac you're using is unequipped with a handy FTP client, you can easily retrieve and upload files using the command line. In this how-to, we’ll show you how to put the command line to good use by connecting to an FTP server.
Computer users have had decades to get comfortable with the notion of noodling with a mouse and keyboard for gaming and churning out work. If a freshly filed Apple patent is any indication, however, our long-term relationship with the the most basic of human interface devices could soon come to an end. It seems that the company's engineers have been tinkering with the notion of incorporating touch gestures into future iterations of their keyboards, making the need for a mouse moot.
One January day not all that long ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped on stage and introduced a new product to the applause of 3,000 people in attendance. If you’re thinking about the iPhone, think again: Monday marks the 27th birthday of the Macintosh.
No, we’re not talking about those old compact discs that people used to listen to, we’re talking about “change directory.” This command does just that. Type this command followed by the name of a directory that you wish to change to, and it’ll change to that directory.
Pwd stands for “print working directory.” The working directory is whatever folder you’re currently in, which typically is the receiver of an action (such as directory creation or deleting files inside of a certain directory). So, if you’re ever uncertain about which directory you’re in, just typed pwd and Terminal will spit back to you the directory location.
This command creates a new folder in the current working directory. So, if you’re in a folder called Documents and you wanted to create a subfolder called “Test”, you could type the following command to create that folder:
Deleting files and folders in Unix can be a little scary, so use caution. Unix doesn’t have a trash bin that your files go to when deleted. Once you invoke the delete command, the files or folders will be gone. Forever. We cannot stress this enough.