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December 28th, 2007, 01:46 PM
I'm not very familiar with Macs, and seem a little lost. So lost infact, i'm not even sure if i'm in the right spot.
I got here by looking into terminal, and then searching out the word UNIX, so if i'm way off, i am sorry from the start.
Using "Terminal" to play a BBS game and i'd love to set up a script.
Where would i need to write the script, and how could i find a guide to doing it?
And again, if i'm way off, very sorry.
December 28th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Hi and welcome to macosx.com forums
May I redirect you to these two pages which will give you basic information, then advanced on the Unix scripting way
These tutos are for bash Unix (yes, there is several Unix shells); just check yours by opening your Terminal application, going to its preferences and see which "/bin/..." shell is invoked
December 28th, 2007, 04:27 PM
I havn't quite figured out where to imput the commands.
Honestly, after reading that, i'm still pretty lost.
Where do these commands get entered, and is there a way that if it reads a line of text, it will enter a command?
December 28th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Have a look at http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/collections/unix.html
In particular the five sections dealing with Terminal
An Introduction to Tiger Terminal
An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 2
An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 3
An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 4
An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 5
That should give you a start.