How often do you use the Terminal?

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How often do you use the Terminal?

  1. Never

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. Once in a blue moon, if I'm given step-by-step instructions that I can just copy and paste

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  3. Occasionally, I know how to use the Terminal for basic things but I'm more familiar with Aqua

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. Frequently, I know how to do everything using either the command line or the GUI

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  5. The GUI is only there so I can run multiple instances of the Terminal without GNU Screen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Peon

    Peon Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm rather curious since it seems OS X users are divided into 2 camps with very little middle ground: Those who bought Macs because Windows was too complex, and those who bought Macs because they wanted a *nix notebook without the driver headaches.
     
  2. Seshan

    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    when ever I need to SSH into my VPS.
     
  3. directeuphorium

    directeuphorium Notebook Evangelist

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    The killall command seems to be the injection my local mySQL often needs. I also use it for root activities. I'd rather just use the GUI for most things though.
     
  4. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    I rarely used terminal at all when I had my Mac... I didn't really get to know how to use it, much more acquainted with cmd...
     
  5. ajreynol

    ajreynol Notebook Virtuoso

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    regularly.
     
  6. SP Forsythe

    SP Forsythe Notebook Evangelist

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    Nerd.

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  7. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    Every day... I like the GUI though... but I also switched to primarily OSX from Linux, not from Windows.
     
  8. HLdan

    HLdan Notebook Virtuoso

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    I've grown to learn the Terminal more and more. I worked at a bank where we had a GUI for the banking software but it was limited on what it could do, but in the background we had a DOS-like system that could do EVERYTHING that the GUI couldn't. So while I primarily use Mac OS X's GUI, I'm not closed-minded to the Terminal, it could be a very useful tool to whomever is willing to learn it. I'm glad Apple has this open to the end user.
     
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    blue68f100 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I use it to SSH in to my servers on a regular basis. Mainly when I'm working on a problem. It gives me full shell root access that way. The GUI keeps you locked out where you can not do any damage.:rolleyes:
     
  10. E30kid

    E30kid Notebook Deity

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    I mainly use terminal for ADB. Other than that, I end up using it when making bootable USBs and other stuff. I'm not insanely skilled in terminal and I don't need to be. I don't have a server at home, even though I plan to build one this summer.
     
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