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How to use command line on Mac OS X

A friend of mine (who came from Windows world) have bought a Mac recently and he asked me how to use command line on Mac OS X:

My answer was:

1) 99% of commands are identical in Linux. This is good news as there are a lot of material about it available on the Internet;

2) Terminal.app from OS X is cool, but it’s not perfect. I (and 90% of developers I know) use iTerm2 (http://iterm2.com/). It’s light (3mb), free, open-source, has a better interface than the native one and it rocks! Best terminal I’ve ever used.

3) This is the most useful topic in my answer: an awesome cheat-sheet with command line commands made by the Git-tower team;

4) To finish: I’ve recorded a screencast showing up how to create scripts in OS X and Linux (similar to BAT file in Windows). Unfortunately this is only available in portuguese:

What do I have in the OS X’s menu bar?

menubar

Application Description Type
Caffeine Prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers Free
ColorSnapper Color picker Paid
1Password Password manager Paid
Dropbox File hosting service Free / Paid
CrashPlan Online data backup in real time Paid
Spectacle Window control Free / Open source
Evernote I love Evernote, but I don’t use this icon for anything.
When I close it, it returns automatically ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Free / Paid
Chrome notifications I never really use it, but I guess there’s no way to remove it though Free
Text Expander Custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used texts Paid
AirPlay Play content on your TV via Apple TV Free
Time Machine Built-in backup feature of OS X that works with an external HD or Time Capsule Free

Novidade no Mac OSX Lion – variações de um determinado caracter

No novo sistema operacional da Apple, segurando alguma tecla em determinados lugares (como na barra de endereços do navegador), aparece uma novidade interessante:

Ele oferece os acentos ou variações da letra que foi digitada (segurada), como no iOS.

Achei muito interessante, mais um detalhe bem pensado pelo pessoal da maça :-)

Os vídeos de apresentações da Apple

Estou lendo “A cabeça de Steve Jobs”, de Leander Kahney e hoje de manhã eu estava no início do capítulo 3, o qual fala sobre a apresentação do iMac – em 1998 – realizada por Jobs e conta sobre todos os detalhes com os quais ele se atentava. Fiquei curioso para ver tal apresentação e a achei facilmente no Youtube e resolvi compartilhar com vocês:

1998 – The First iMac Introduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BHPtoTctDY

 

Além dela, encontrei outras apresentações da Apple:

2002 – iMac G4 introduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ws6M2-S3w

2004 – The New iMac G5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL46PTX6Ps4

2007 – Steve Jobs introduces iPhone
Parte 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoPdBh8KUs
Parte 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4phetZsLvGU
E vai até a parte 12…