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Take control! 30 essential OS X command-line tips

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Go beyond the graphical user interface and take full advantage of Mac OS X at the command line

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Don't be afraid of the OS X command line -- it's a powerful tool that can be used to facilitate many system functions and interactions otherwise obscured by the GUI.

If you're an admin searching for an extra edge, the command line is your friend. For file trees, subdirectories, Finder windows, quick looks, backups, restores, and a whole lot more, you can take care of it all from the command line, no graphical interface required.

Work OS X like a pro -- or at least look like one -- with these command-line tips. You'll never look at the GUI the same way again.

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