Helpful Unix and Mac commands
I am for the most part a Windows user. I was kind of moving towards Linux, Ubuntu in particular, but that ship pretty much sailed when I got my hands on Windows 7. Awesome, awesome operating system. But, I still have to use some Unix and Mac systems once in a while. And then there are certain commands that I often use, but always forget since it usually goes a bit of time between times I do it. So, what follows is basically just a list of commands that I keep forgetting, but keep having to look up again.
Removes all those
stupidannoying DS_Store files that Mac litters around wherever it goes. Works in the current directory and downwards.
find . -name *DS_Store -delete
Compress and decompress files
# Compress tar czvf archive.tar.gz filedir filedir tar cjvf archive.tar.bz2 filedir filedir # List tar tvf archive.tar # Decompress tar xzvf archive.tar.gz tar xjvf archive.tar.bz2
Find open files