The Terminal

Yesterday I was introduced to the existence of the miniature master of our computers, the one, the only, the Terminal. Much like the Terminator, which I can’t help thinking about every time I say terminal, it involves robots, and a potential for a robot take-over. Just kidding, the terminal is actually a tiny, not that scary place on your computer where you can input data and customize your computer.

If you have a Mac, you can find the terminal in the utilities section under Applications, or type “terminal” into the search bar. When you click on it, a miniature screen will pop up with a small line of code, like this.

See, it’s not that scary. From here, you can input different commands to help you customize your Mac. If you type “git” into the terminal, it pops out some of the main commands people use to talk to this very helpful robot pal. Yes, the Terminal is your pal. He’s here for you. Just tell him what you want and he makes it happen. What a sweet guy.

The rest is in your hands to work with the robot to make your little mobile technology center your own. I will link a few good resources about using the terminal on a Mac that my professor gave us in class below.

Well! That’s all for now! TTFN (ta ta for now) and may the code be with you.

Michelle Blake

Helpful Resources:

1. http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/how-use-terminal-on-mac-3608274/

2. https://gist.github.com/poopsplat/7195274

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