You might immediately become anxious seeing a reference to the “command line” – or as it’s known on Mac, “terminal.” It’s true that it can feel daunting to use at first. But the good news is that it follows straightforward rules.
Once you get the hang of the commands, using the terminal can become second nature. And if you aren’t sure where to start, you can use the cheat sheet below! It contains commands as well as common vocabulary.
Mac Terminal Commands & Cheat Sheet
Tip before you dive in: although you might see commands with quotation marks below, you don’t need to use the quotation marks in the terminal.
How to Open Terminal on Mac:
Accessing the terminal app on your Mac is easy. To open Terminal on your Mac, you can click the magnifying glass search icon in the top bar, and type “Terminal.”
Then, simply double-click the Terminal app result.