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OS X Shell Tricks: Get more from your Mac

by Ryan Irelan

Brett Terpstra is one of the best minds when it comes to improving how you use your Mac. He’s been authoring tools and scripts for years that thousands and thousands of people rely on every day.

Now you can learn Brett’s tricks in our latest course: OS X Shell Tricks.

I’m really happy to have OS X Shell Tricks available today and, I’ll be honest, I learned a ton while preparing to teach the course. It’s really, really good.

Take Command of the Command Line

After watching this course you’ll be better prepared to take command at the command line. You will learn about a dozen different tricks for saving time and doing more. Along the way you’ll also learn some tactics to put together your own tricks.

The course covers the following:

  • Files & Directories – where we will dive deep in to the open command, learn how to quick look files from the command line, batch change file extensions, and move from the Finder to the Terminal seamlessly.
  • Git Shell Tricks - we will look at using git aliases, editing our gitconfig file, searching through git aliases, and creating Github Gists from the command line.
  • Tricks for Web Designers - We’ll get image dimensions in the command line, batch process images using sips, and create base64 version of images, including scripting it so we can quickly create a CSS background property from an image.
  • Wrapping Up - Then we’ll wrap up by learning how to make the command line manuals even easier to access as PDFs and tips for branching out and getting even better at the command line.


Ready to go? Get started learning some great OS X shell tricks

Filed Under: Command Line, Mijingo Courses, OS X