How to use command line on macOS
A friend of mine (who used to use Windows) has recently purchased a Mac and asked me how to use the command line on macOS. I thought I'd share here what I sent him:
- 99% of commands are identical to Linux ones, which is great as there are so many great material about it available on the Internet.
Terminal.appfrom macOS is ok but far from ideal. I (and 90% of software engineers I know) use iTerm2. It's light (3mb), free, open-source, has a better UI than the native one and lots of useful features! Best terminal I've ever used.
- There's an awesome Command Line Cheat Sheet made by the Git-tower team, check it out!
- Finally, if you speak Portuguese, I've recorded a screencast explaining how to create scripts on both macOS and Linux (similar to BAT files on Windows):