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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: [solved]Forum for command line? Reply with quote

I am a linux user and developer considering getting a mac mini. I am reliant on
a number of *nix tools like mutt, midnight commander and vim.
I believe that I will face a learning curve in implementing those on a mac.
Is there a forum or mailing list designed specifically for Mac command line questions?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any particular forum or mailing list dedicated to the BSD terminal commands, but Mac OS X Hints(absorbed by MacWorld) is very terminal oriented.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
I'm not aware of any particular forum or mailing list dedicated to the BSD terminal commands, but Mac OS X Hints(absorbed by MacWorld) is very terminal oriented.

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Thanks a lot. Looks like a good one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this site will help you out:

http://sage.ucsc.edu/~wgscott/xtal/wiki/index.php/Unix_and_OS_X:_The_Absolute_Essentials

Of course you can always pick up a copy of "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks":
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596520632.do?green=0e79cf3a-5fe2-4338-a43e-f54da737002e&cmp=af-mybuy-9780596520632.IP

These guys have a forum:
http://www.macresearch.org/

The scientific research guys are notorious command line junkies.

I hope it all goes well.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am Yisrael Chai! wrote:
Maybe this site will help you out:

http://sage.ucsc.edu/~wgscott/xtal/wiki/index.php/Unix_and_OS_X:_The_Absolute_Essentials

Of course you can always pick up a copy of "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks":
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596520632.do?green=0e79cf3a-5fe2-4338-a43e-f54da737002e&cmp=af-mybuy-9780596520632.IP

These guys have a forum:
http://www.macresearch.org/

The scientific research guys are notorious command line junkies.

I hope it all goes well.
Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shouldn't have any issues getting those tools on OS X (and some, like vim, are already there).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Solved - Reply with quote

iMav wrote:
You shouldn't have any issues getting those tools on OS X (and some, like vim, are already there).
I'm aware of that. From a laptop that I took a look at
a few years ago, MC is already there also. I would want to custom compile vim to
include the python interpreter, but I'm guessing that this would be as doable as on
linux.
I appreciated all of the feedback. As soon as I post this, I will look for the forum
tool to mark this thread as solved.
cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that sounds interesting let us know of your progress
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no tool to mark the thread as 'solved.' The best you might be able to do is edit the title.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
There is no tool to mark the thread as 'solved.' The best you might be able to do is edit the title.

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Understood. And done. Thanks
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