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Chapter 19. Working with Unix > Accessing the Command-Line Interface

Accessing the Command-Line Interface

This section explains how to access the Unix command line interface on Mac OS X systems using the Terminal application. (It is called Terminal because it emulates an old-fashioned terminal.)

Task: Starting the Mac OS X Terminal

  1. Open the Applications folder, and scroll down until you see the Utilities folder. Double-click the Utilities folder to open it and display its contents.

  2. Double-click the Terminal icon. The Terminal application displays, as shown in Figure 19.1

    Figure 19.1. The Terminal window.


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    If you use the Mac OS X Terminal frequently, drag the Terminal icon to the Dock so you can start the Terminal application more easily.


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