Unix the Command Line

You will learn more about the commands necessary to use UNIX to increase your control over your desktop or server.  You will also learn what scenarios are perfect for the command line.  This session starts us at the basic level and explores just how powerful the command line can be.  Our engineers will discuss the vast resources to help you further your education and transition into the command line world.

OS X is built on an industry-standard UNIX foundation. The Terminal application allows you to access the complete UNIX environment using standard commands, tools, and scripting languages. Terminal includes numerous shortcuts that will save you time. For example, you can copy and paste text commands, and if you drag files or folders into Terminal, the correct file path appears on the command line.

OS X Mavericks is built on a fully compliant UNIX foundation. This battle-tested core provides stability, performance, and security. And full UNIX conformance ensures compatibility with existing server and application software.

Designed for “headless” operation, Mavericks Server enables administrators to install and configure services without needing to connect a display to the server. Powerful remote administration tools allow secure service management from anywhere on the network or over the Internet, and support for SSH provides secure access from the UNIX command line. To keep critical services up and running, Mavericks Server has built-in tools for monitoring systems, preventing accidental shutdown, and recovering services quickly in case of network or power failure.

With Automator, shell scripts and AppleScript, you can accomplish time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly. Automator lets you skip the complex programming and scripting that is normally required to create automations. Instead, you assemble individual steps into a complete task by dragging these actions into an Automator workflow.

Key Concepts:

The session will emphasize and provide and introduction to the Command Line primarily used on the desktop.  We will touch on server but the primary focus will allow attendees a nice overview of Command Line.

Mike and Russell will show examples and will dive into the rudiments of Command Line.  Session is designed for those that need a starting point in using command line.

Foundational Lecture – 75 Minutes

 Russell Poucher, Creative Resources Technology Group

Russell PoucherRussell Poucher, President and Founder of Creative Resources Technology Group, takes pride in the knowledge that his firm is committed to providing strong technical support, customer service and product knowledge to customers. Prior to starting CRTG, Russell worked as a Macintosh System Administrator for several leading pre-press firms in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. He has numerous certifications in networking, security and system administration as they relate to the Macintosh environment. By combining his knowledge of the pre-press and printing industries, Russell is able to provide fully integrated technical solutions to his customers. In more than 17 years since opening its doors, CRTG has been heralded for its unique blend of technical expertise and customer service. Mr. Poucher has been recruited by Apple, Adobe and Dell over the last 15 years to help with numerous initiatives. Those would include writing curriculum for Apple’s technical certification classes, presiding and managing an Apple Certified Training Center as well as being an Apple Certified Trainer. CRTG is contracted as an Apple Professional Services provider and put in charge of training Apple Consultants from Orange and San Diego counties.

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