MacOS Terminal

Terminal provides a command line interface to control the Linux-based operating system that lurks underneath the pretty graphic user interface of the Mac.

MacOS Terminal

On your Mac, open ‘finder’ and locate your ‘applications’ folder. Double click the ‘utilities folder’, then select the terminal icon.

macos terminal

You can launch various applications from the command prompt using the ‘open’ command

open – a <app-name>

Common Apps

open -a safari

open -a photos

open -a finder

open -a mail

open -a ‘disk utility’

open -e <text file>

More Commands

For more linux commands click here.

 

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