Many tasks in the following weeks will need to be performed on the terminal (or 'command line').
SPACE to open the search window, enter 'terminal' and hit
Let's continue with a list of useful commands – just type them into the command line and confirm with
ls # get list of files in the current directory mkdir molsim # make directory 'molsim' cd molsim # change into directory 'molsim' cd .. # go up one directory pwd # print path to the current working directory open . # opens current directory in Finder
Now it is time to copy some files from the teacher account.
cd # change into your home directory cp ~c329s00/exercises/.bash_profile . # copy course-specific system settings cd molsim # change into directory 'molsim' cp -r ~c329s00/exercises/intro . # copy directory 'intro' from teacher account
After this, please close and reopen your terminal in order to activate the course-specific settings you copied.
We are now ready to get started. Below you find some additional commands that will come in handy later.
open myfile # opens 'myfile' with default program open -t myfile # opens 'myfile' in text editor vim myfile # opens 'myfile' in vim (powerful command line text editor)
In order to take a screen shot, hit