Navigate the command line using Terminal: Part 1

This quick & dirty tutorial will help newbies get the hang of the Command line in Mac’s Terminal. If you have never used Terminal before, that’s okay, this will guide you through some basics to get you started.

Before we start, let’s ask a question. What is the command line?

The command line interface (in our case┬áTerminal) is a way for the user to control a computer by issuing it text commands. This was the primary way computers were run throughout the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Today however, computers have easy to use GUI’s (Graphical User Interfaces) and CLI’s are mainly used by advanced users.

Isn’t that great, after this tutorial you’re on you way to being an Advanced User!

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