Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Sometimes, we take all the fantastic things we can do with text in a word processor for granted. Clicking, dragging, copying, pasting--these are all things that utilize the visual interface on your Mac, but you can do them in Terminal without having to launch an application. You can the pbpaste and pbcopy commands to count the number of lines or words in the text, reverse it, tidy up HTML code, and create a new text file on your computer. Read on to learn how.