Terminal for macOS

Part 1: Basics

This course covers crucial topics of Terminal for macOS that every technology enthusiast -specially a web developer- should know in order to be able to control a computer without the need of a GUI (Graphical User Interface ). The course covers basic personalization of Terminal as well as commands most widely used to navigate throughout the whole file system, work with files and directories, and also create or edit them.

What you’ll learn

  • Know what Terminal is and how to use it.
  • Navigate throughout the file system.
  • Create, copy, edit, move, and remove files and directories.
  • The syntax use in Terminal commands.

Course Content

  • Terminal Basics –> 16 lectures • 1hr 40min.

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Requirements

  • This is the first course that a student interested in learning Terminal for macOS should start, so there is no prior knowledge requirements at all..

This course covers crucial topics of Terminal for macOS that every technology enthusiast -specially a web developer- should know in order to be able to control a computer without the need of a GUI (Graphical User Interface ). The course covers basic personalization of Terminal as well as commands most widely used to navigate throughout the whole file system, work with files and directories, and also create or edit them.

 

I’m confident that this course will help to better understand the overall interface, logic and syntax of the commands, and the history behind every single sign used in the main Terminal window. Researching through several other courses I was amazed by how most of them fails to deliver a fast, easy, and simply explanation to use Terminal right away. In my experience most people don’t want to take courses several hours long full of fluff, instead this course is very topic specific with an achievable goal, for example, being able to create, copy, move, edit, delete files or directories.

 

Overall, the first lessons will cover the setup, personalization, and ways of accessing Terminal. Next, we cover the Terminal interface and syntax of a command, starting with the creation of directories and files. Finally, we manipulate the data in several ways all from Terminal, without the need of using the GUI, i.e., Finder. The last lesson is focused in a couple of very useful commands for find files in your system. This initial course is brief and focused on goals described in the name of each lesson, a further to be released course (Part 2) will follow this path but from a more advance use case perspective, diving deep in some commands and discovering new ones.

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