Do Not Fear the Command Line

A year and a half ago and the Mac terminal scared me spitless. I didn’t know how to do anything with it and I didn’t know of anything that I really wanted to do with it. Then I started working with Vagrant, and then Git, and then Grunt, and pretty soon the command line didn’t seem so frightening any more. In fact, once I got down a few basic commands I started helping with server administration and other command liney things at the agency I worked for.

I discovered that the trick to learning the command line was to just use it for normal stuff. The more you use it, the more you learn. And the more you learn, the more uses you find for it.

I am still far from a command line wiz, but I wanted to share some basic commands with you so that you can start using it for day to day tasks. Once you grow comfortable with it, I am confident that you will find many good uses for your new command line skills.

For further reading, check out this helpful post from the great guys at Treehouse.

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