- Be comfortable with the Apple Mac desktop, including using Finder.
- Have access to any Apple Mac computer, or perhaps a Linux machine.
Does the command line intimidate you?
Are you one of the millions of Mac users who are afraid of using the Terminal?
Maybe you’re a professional or a power user who’d like to overcome this fear and learn to use the command line?
Or perhaps you’re a developer or student and you know you need to brush up your command line skills, but you just lack the background knowledge to get started?
If any of these scenarios seems familiar, then this is the course for you.
You don’t need any previous experience. If you’re comfortable using macOS desktop and basic tools such as Finder, or even if you’re new to Mac but familiar with other systems such as Linux or Windows, then you’re ready to take this course.
It starts with the basics, and by the end you’ll be able to perform some advanced tasks that would impress most professionals.
What You’ll Learn
- You’ll start with the very basics of what the Terminal actually is, how it relates to the rest of macOS, and the huge benefits of learning the command line.
- From there you’ll see how to launch Terminal, how to understand the user interface, and how to run your first commands.
- Then you’ll be introduced to the file system and you’ll learn how to navigate around using the command line.
- You’ll learn to work with files, creating, copying, moving and deleting files and directories.
- You’ll learn how to view and edit files directly in Terminal.
- You’ll learn the basics of pattern matching so you can work with wildcards and search tools such as “grep”, which will make your workflow much more efficient.
- Finally you’ll learn about I/O streams and redirection, and very powerful tools such as pipes and command line filters so you can sort and reorganise files and other data.
- Computing, maths or or science students, and graduate or junior developers.
- Postgraduate students in computing, data science, or other sciences who want to do data processing, machine learning or use any software that requires command line knowledge.
- Any power user who needs to be able to use command line tools such as: git, ffmpeg, ssh, curl, ngrok, etc.
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