When you brought MacOS X, you got 2 CDs. One was the OS itself, & the other was a Developer CD. I suggest that you install the Developer CD stuff & take a look at the documentation in it...
is there something specific that you want to do?
when u say 'code in the osx terminal' do u just mean writing console apps? If so, then u can use the 'cc' compiler from the console window itself.
e.g. if you have a C++ (or C) source file called 'groovyprog.cpp' you can just open a console, navigate to the source folder, then type 'cc groovyprog.cpp' to compile & link it (it will come out as a file called 'a.out' - which u can rename if u want). To execute it, just type './a.out'
If this all sounds a little daugnting, then use the Developer tools that Apple provide in the developer CD (it's all nice GUI stuff)
"programming" was a too great field 4 me, and i think to use at best the terminal panel to bring my osx to do best he can on my machine (g3 YOSEMITE 350).
what is the language to use whit terminal panel? what i can do whit terminal panel? there is some book or edocument (like pdf i mean ) to learn some useful thing using that appz to semplify some operation when i work on my machine?
i mean this whit my post....
sorry if i have disturb you and wasted your time whit me....
just have fun and be happy....
thak u again
Do you just want to know how to use the terminal app?
If so, there is no simple answer to that.
However a decent unix or Linux book (there are no decent OSX books yet, to my knowledge), of which there are loads, will get you started. There is also a lot of info available on the web. Or search this site and see what you can pick up.
Very very simply, the Terminal, like Aqua, is an interface. It is a command line interface (CLI). You can, for instance, view a listing of files on your disk and copy,move & delete them using the CLI. You can also run applications in it. If you have ever used DOS (god forbid) you have an idea.
hey, I grew up with DOS and till I got Linux (and later now OS X) it was the best user experience I ever got...seriously, I think nothing is more satisfying than controlling your machine via a terminal! I love it! And since Apple decided that important stuff like tracking your free disk space, the memory usage of running processes or optmizing the prebinding list is not important enough to give it a GUI, the terminal is the way to go at the moment to find out what your Mac is doing (with a little bit of help from the Console
uhm...maybe the old C64 times are breaking through
There are a number of good books from O'reilly on the various shells (the command line). OSX comes with zsh and tcsh but you can install others. Tcsh is the default shell that the terminal window opens.