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Koldolme

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Anyone know if apple of someone else has a list of all availibe terminal commands????
 

sfgoth

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This isn't an installation question....

But try:

cd /usr/bin
ls
cd /bin
ls
cd /usr/sbin/
ls
cd /sbin
ls

-pmb
 

David R

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"UNIX for dummies" is actually a pretty good book to get if you need basic help with UNIX commands.

But be careful, the terminal is a very powerful, and dangerous, tool.
 

zerologic

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If you ever learn one command in the terminal... it should be 'man'

For example:

cd /bin
ls -l
man talk

those are lowercase "L" by the way.

Michael.
 

Josev Best

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The Terminal gives you access to the standard POSIX commands that you will find in most UN*X systems. Some of the more basic ones are:

ls (list files)
ls -l (list files with details)
cd (change directory)
pwd (display current directory)
man (show manual page)
 

zauc

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I've been asking the same question to myself, and i spend quite a while searching for the answer on the web. But i've finally succeeded :) you just have to type this in terminal.app :

man tcsh

This is because tcsh (TC shell) is the shell that's terminal is using.
Now you just <optionnal>hit space until all is displayed, select it all, choose 'Save the selected text as' in the 'File' menu, then open it using 'Textedit' and then</optional> search for chapter 'Reference' (about the middle) where all the builtin commands are described.
 

zauc

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i've just discover a faster way to do it, type

builtins

which will list you all the builtin commands and then

man <command>

To know what this command means.

PS : not every command has a 'man' so for further details you have to do as explained in my previous post.
 
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