Terminal’s Unix-style command-line interface may be serious business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for a little monkey business, too. These Terminal tricks show you some interesting tweaks you probably haven’t imagined before, and to save you the pain of meticulously typing in all these commands, you can copy/paste them.
Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) gives you direct access to the UNIX system that underpins Mac OS X. By typing specific commands into your Terminal window, you can make changes, open settings, or access features that aren’t available by any other means.
Just like there are Mac people and PC people, there are GUI people and CLI (command line interface) people. In this article, we're going to show you four must-know commands that will introduce you to the power of the command line.