Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'SleepWatcher - A utility to run tasks on sleep/wake' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
SleepWatcher - A utility to run tasks on sleep/wake
Authored by: daGrimm on Sep 09, '06 01:26:11AM

"so you'll want to be comfortable in Terminal before trying to put it to use"
Could anyone recommend me a lightweight, easy-to-use introduction to terminal? I do maybe know some very basic commands, but would like to be more comfortable with it. Is there some page or node or anything for noobs to get started? Thanks a lot.



[ Reply to This | # ]
SleepWatcher - A utility to run tasks on sleep/wake
Authored by: FlyBoy on Sep 09, '06 08:42:17AM
Search on Google (or the search engine of your choice) for "bash tutorial." Bash is the shell program that runs by default in Tiger's Terminal.app. In very basic terms, consider the "shell program" to be to the Terminal, what the "Finder" is to the Mac. It lets you look at the contents of directories, copy, move and delete files, launch programs, and a whole lot more. Unlike the Finder, the shell operates only with text commands.

Here's an example tutorial on the web for bash: http://www.hypexr.org/bash_tutorial.php

Hope this helps,

FlyBoy

[ Reply to This | # ]
SleepWatcher - A utility to run tasks on sleep/wake
Authored by: wgscott on Sep 09, '06 11:39:18AM
I've actually put together a web page called Unix Links for just this question. I hope it is useful.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Unix FAQ for OS X
Authored by: hayne on Dec 12, '06 12:24:19AM
See this FAQ about using Unix commands on OS X:
http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=40648

[ Reply to This | # ]