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Authored by: Anonymous on May 22, '01 04:25:31PM

Interestingly, OS X's unix file names are not case sensitive (unlike most unix's - because of the HFS+ file system). However, "autocomplete" from the command line *is* case sensitive. So, if you have a directory named "FoO", "cd foo" will work, but "cd "f (tab)" will not find FoO. "cd F (tab)" will work. atleast this is the case for bash, not sure about tcsh.

Also in bash, typing esc-period will substitute the last command argument given, which is very useful, and esc-R will search for a pattern in the history list. esc-esc is the same as tab.

There are lots of other shortcuts. BTW, you can download bash 2.0.5 precompiled for OSX here:

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