By Brian Tiemann
Mac OS® X Leopard Phrasebook Brian Tiemann crucial Code and instructions Mac OS X Leopard Phrasebook supplies the total command words you must take complete benefit of the Leopard’s hidden and undocumented energy beneath the graphical person interface: time-saving options for successfully operating with records, folders, the Finder, highlight, textual content documents, servers, disks, CDs/DVDs, permissions, printing, functions, Expos?, networking, defense, and lots more and plenty extra. Concise and obtainable effortless to hold and straightforward to use–lets you ditch all these cumbersome books for one moveable pocket consultant versatile and sensible full of greater than a hundred whole command phrases–so you may make the main of Mac OS X Leopard in exactly approximately any state of affairs Brian Tiemann is a contract expertise columnist and software program engineer who has spent greater than a decade working web pages on servers operating BSD, the expertise underlying Mac OS X. A graduate of Caltech, Tiemann is the writer of Mac OS X Tiger in a Snap and FreeBSD Unleashed. working structures / Mac OS X 10.5
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Y As with the previous commands that support the -i option, you can set up a safety net by aliasing rm -i to rm (see Chapter 2), but it's going to get in your way if you ever have to delete a whole bunch of files all at once. Trash rather than trying to delete them outright. Delete a Folder rm -Rf The way to delete a folder in the shell, or at least the one you're going to be the most interested in, is the rm -Rf command (the -R option deletes recursively, and the -f option is a "force" flag that tells rm not to bother prompting you if it runs into files or folders that can't be deleted because they belong to someone else or aren't empty).
Note Because bash and other shells packaged with Mac OS X were developed outside Apple and without this kind of flexible case handling in mind, Tab completion won't work unless you use the correct capitalization. For instance, typing /lib and pressing Tab won't do anything, but /Lib followed by Tab will expand to /Library. However, unlike some versions of Windows, Mac OS X is also case preserving. txt; it won't helpfully capitalize the first letter for you, it won't force the whole thing to uppercase or lowercase, and it won't lose track of the capitalization if you send the file through one application and then another, or up to a web server and back down again.
For example, if you bought an external hard drive, you could back up your entire home directory in a single command like this: Silver:~ btiemann$ cp -Rp . /Volumes/Backup\ Disk/ Be prepared for this process to take a long time, thoughâ and be sure to disable your cp -i alias if you created one, or else you'll be approving every single overwrite of your previously backed-up files! Move or Rename a File mv 54 55 Coming from the world of the Finder, you might be used to the fact that moving and renaming files are completely different procedures.