Boost Productivity with Terminal Know-How

Terminalicon2.pngThe Terminal is both powerful and daunting. For Mac users that cut their teeth on OS9, staring at a blank blinking cursor might cause you to break into a sweat. For Windows users, who cut their teeth on DOS, it’s a little less overwhelming.

Learning to use the Terminal will boost your productivity, you can perform some actions only with the Terminal. In this post from Tech Radar, author Craig Grannell shows you how to get more out of OSX by learning a bit of Terminal-fu.

My favorite tips include:

  • Using the killall command to kill a process.
  • Using the defaults command to declutter my Open With menu

Do you have any favorite Terminal commands, share them in the comments.

About Joe Cotellese

Joe is the founder of Learning OS X. He's often spending way too much time playing with new Mac software in order to improve his ability at "Getting Things Done."

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