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What is use of MAC's command line utility

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I am looking for some most widely usages of MAC terminal. I am not so expert in this. Like by using the command line utility what we can do out of it. What information about the system can be collect from the terminal. And what is necessary to understand the working of a terminal in MAC. I am not so much familiar with it but I think this can also help in advanced troubleshooting. Thanks in advance.
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

We can get a lot of information from the MAC terminal. Like you can get system information or materials, list and manipulate the hierarchy of files and folders, handle authorizations for each item, and this mass if necessary, compress and decompress, files and folders, connect to the internet and use any protocol and schedule and perform maintenance and monitoring.
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

There are many corresponding commands for the terminal. Like your_name, which is the name of the account with which you started the session on OS X. % Represents the type of shell you use (because there are a number), here is a% to indicate that we use the the shell, it is possible that this symbol to you is different, eg $ indicates you are using the bash shell. For the moment it is not very important to use a shell rather than another.
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

What is important for you to know is that this symbol is a kind of turning point in the command line, the commands themselves after starting it, this symbol is commonly called prompt because it invites type a command. This command will always prompt separated by a space, for clarity. unlike other applications on Mac OS X, these settings are made through the dialog Window Setting. Terminal menu instead of the usual preferences, rather they are there to choose the type of shell you want to use
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

Shell commands are keywords which invoke scripts (a kind of small programs) stored on your Mac, these scripts have options (preferences point in short) which can usually modify their operation or the type of information that they return. You must press the Enter key after each command line to run. If you do it without writing any command after the prompt, nothing happens, a new line appears and prompts you to enter a new order.
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

It is interesting that most of the Terminal commands have options that can make their use more attractive for a complete list and description of options for each command. There is the habit of materializing the beginning of command lines with calls,% here, do not write it. To exit the shell where you are, you can type% exit, but it is simpler to use the key combination ctrl + d, which has the effect of terminating the current operation and close the current window.
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Re: What is use of MAC's command line utility

The man command refers to the manual then incorporated into every Unix command (manual in English) to give you a full description thereof. To scroll the window manually press the Enter key (to scroll line by line) or space (for a page-scrolling). To exit the manual at any time, press q to abort the operation. In the Terminal application in Mac OS X, you can customize many settings ranging from the behavior of shells, from the graphic appearance of the latter and the size (rows and columns) of windows displayed default.
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