Over the last few months, I have been casually toying around with the Terminal utility in Mac OS X, which allows me to control my computer with a command line interface. Once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty fun! Here’s something simple you can try:
- Open your Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder.
- Launch Terminal
- Type the following:
This is a rather inelegant text file.
Please forgive how it looks.
Although, it is pretty kickass that I'm using UNIX!
- Return one more line after finishing the last sentence and press Ctrl-D.
- Want to read what you typed? Type:
Congratulations! You have just created a folder on your desktop and put a small text file inside. Pretty cool, huh?
Warning! Be very sure to be careful while in Terminal, as you can accidentally do some damage while you’re in there, so make sure all your commands are right. If something happens to your computer, I will deny responsibility and quietly walk away and pretend nothing happened.