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Learning the Mac OS X Terminal

Chris Stone, contributor to "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual," shows you how to get comfortable using the Terminal application in Mac OS X. His hands-on tutorials will have you punching out command lines in no time at all
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Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 3
Now that you have the regular maintenance cron jobs running at more reasonable times and emailing you their reports, you would probably like to know what those jobs do, and what the reports tell you. Chris Stone tells you in Part 3 of this ongoing series. Mar. 21, 2003

Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2
In Part 1, Chris Stone focused on rescheduling default system cron jobs by modifying the system crontab file. Here in Part 2, he shows you how to configure cron to email a report to you each time it runs one of these jobs. Jan. 24, 2003

Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
O'Reilly Mac OS X command line guru Chris Stone is back with another series to help you get comfy with Jaguar's Terminal app. He begins by showing you what's where, and what to do with it once you're there. Dec. 6, 2002

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 5
Learn how to have your own crontab run a script regularly and email your reports just like system cron jobs. This provides a free and easy way to ensure that your most important data exists on two drives. Jul. 2, 2002

Update to Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3
When Apple updated Mac OS X from 10.1.4 to 10.1.5, Sendmail was part of that revision. The procedure that Chris Stone outlined in his Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3 tutorial no longer worked correctly after the update. Here are the fixes to get Sendmail up and running again in 10.1.5. Jun. 7, 2002

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 4
Term files allow you to save individual window settings to a file, which when opened, create a new environment with all of your pre-configured settings. Chris Stone shows you how to make term files sing with Streamripper. Mar. 26, 2002

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 3
In parts one and two, Chris Stone helped you get comfortable with Mac OS X's Terminal app. Now he provides a virtual cornucopia of cron-related goodies. Feb. 26, 2002

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 2
Earlier, Chris Stone showed you how to reschedule the default system cron jobs by modifying the system crontab. Now in Part 2 he explains how to configure cron to email a report each time it runs one of these jobs. Jan. 22, 2002

Learning the Mac OS X Terminal: Part 1
The Terminal application in Mac OS X is a new benefit to traditional Mac users, and it's a terrific one. Chris Stone shows you step by step how to get comfortable with the Terminal, and how to accomplish your first task via the command line. Dec. 14, 2001