I’ve been a Mac user for over a decade now. Over time I’ve added more and more Unix commands to my muscle memory.
List a directory?
ls. Create a new file?
But there are also pesky tasks that come up once in a blue moon.
List a directory in a single column to copy paste?
ls -whoknows. Find all
jpeg files in a subdirectory?
find -wtf -exec -idk \;.
These mostly ends up in a needlessly long hunt for solutions between fifty StackOverflow posts and HTML documents that haven’t been touched since the eighties.
This series is an attempt to document the Unix commands I know, and the ones I occasionally need. Follow along, and you might learn some tricks along the way! Consider this series a living document that will grow organically; I won’t be updating or adding new posts on a set schedule.