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I'm an iPhone developer but surprisingly (even to myself) I am completely unfamiliar with terminal. The only things I know how to do are cd, ls, top, kill and the git commands for setting up repositories on github.

What's the quickest way to learn the terminal commands that I might actually find useful? A list of ones you actually use regularly would be great.

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closed as not constructive by slhck, Breakthrough, Sathya Aug 15 '11 at 13:38

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This is a much too broad question. Everybody's regularly used terminal commands will be different. Just learn as you go -- if you need something, search for it and you will find out. – slhck Aug 15 '11 at 10:01
Also possible duplicate of: OS X Terminal Tutorials, – slhck Aug 15 '11 at 10:02

Use the Terminal for things that you would normally use the GUI for. You'll then find yourself hitting Google for instructions on how to do the things you need to do every day, thus learning.

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