Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Single Time Machine Backups

Tired of Time Machine running all the time? You can turn it off in the Time Machine preference pane, but still initiate a single backup by choosing Back Up Now from Time Machine's menu bar icon. Of course, your backup is much less likely to be up to date, but Time Machine won't be taking any resources while you're trying to work.

Submitted by
Richard Kane

 
 

Take Control News: Get Comfortable on the Mac's Unix Command Line

Send Article to a Friend

For years now, Take Control readers have been requesting a basic ebook on how to use the Mac's command line, and we've finally done it. "Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal," written by the award-winning Joe Kissell and edited by Geoff Duncan, distills both Joe's own expertise and many suggestions from savvy geeks into 111 pages about getting more out of your Mac from the command line. Written entirely from a Mac user's point of view, the ebook starts with the fundamentals and walks you through more advanced topics as your knowledge increases. And to help you put new-found skills to use, you'll also find 40 real-life "recipes" for tasks that are best done from the command line.

Put simply, if you've ever thought you should learn how to use the Mac's command line, or worried about doing something wrong while following command-line-related instructions from the Web, this $10 ebook will give you the skills and confidence you need to make your Mac even more capable than ever before.

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Gay Castle, jasNW, Neal Collins, and Roger Van Ghent
for their generous support!