Set up your programming environment

*wip Must have for your Mac Get homebrew – no longer drag an icon to install Homebrew – “the missing package manager for macOS” will make it so much easier to download, upgrade and maintain your packages. It will install packages super transparently in /usr/local/Cellar/* and symlink commands to /bin. Must have for node.js nvm a…

Intro to OSX File Management Commands

Filenames can have spaces! So when you deal with them either surround the filename with apostrophes like this: “my file name.txt” or escape the spaces my\ file\ name.txt. Otherwise, don’t create new file names with spaces or escape characters to keep your sanity. Wildcards * greedy wildcard ? single character wildcard [] single character list of wildcards {} pattern list of…

What are the Mac symbols?

Mac Symbols If you are loyal to your 2013 Macbook Air, here’s the new mac keyboard buttons. What is the mac symbol for Control? Control (or Ctrl) ⌃ The Control key was originally responsible for entering control characters (or non-printing characters) in terminal applications. The first mac did not have a control key but it was later…