Apple Terminal Commands List – Most Common – Used – Useful

 

 

Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for Apple:

 

Key Command = (⌘)
Key Control = (^)
Key Option = (⌥)
Key Shift = (⇧)
Key Eject = (⏏)
Key Tab = (↹)

01) Option(⌥) + Control(^) + Shift(⇧) + T            = Open a new Terminal window
02) Option(⌥) + Command(⌘) + Escape           = Force quit
03) Command(⌘) + Shift(⇧) + Tab                      = Cycle through open applications
04) Control(^) + Right                                          = To switch between desktops
05) Control(^) + Left                                            = To switch between desktops
06) Control(^) + F                                                = Type at boot to install new IOS
07) Command(⌘) + R                                        = Boot Mac OS from recovery system
08) Option(⌥) + Command(⌘) + R                   = Boot Mac OS from recovery system via the interent
09) Shift(⇧) + Option(⌥) + Command(⌘) + R  = Boot Mac OS from recovery system via the interent
10) Shift(⇧)                                                         = Boot Mac OS in safe mode (Disabled when using a firmware password)
12) Option +D                                                     = Boot Mac OS with the Apple Diagnostics utility over the internet (Disabled when using a firmware password)
11) D                                                                   = Boot Mac OS with the Apple Diagnostics utility (Disabled when using a firmware password)
13) Option(⌥) + N                                              = Boot Mac OS with the default boot image on the server (Disabled when using a firmware password)
14) Command(⌘) + V                                       = Boot Mac OS in verbose mode (Disabled when using a firmware password)
15) N                                                                  = Boot Mac OS from a NetBoot server (Your Mac OS must support network startup volumes)
16) T                                                                   = Start up in target disk mode (Disabled when using a firmware password)

 

You Can Copy And Past The Commands Straight Into The Apple Terminal.

 

arp -a

arp HOSTNAME_GOES_HEARE

cat (Or) etc (Or) shells

cd

clear screen (Or) ctrl + l

dig + DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HEARE

exit

help

sudo

sudo apt-get install

top

whois

time

date

ping IP_ADDRESS_OR_DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HERE

traceroute IP_ADDRESS_OR_DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HERE
Displays MAC Address

Displays hostname and hostname's MAC address

Displays all available shells on the device

Allows you to change directory by typing directory path after the cd

Clears the screen of current text

Displays domain information

Exit the terminal environment

Displays the help page

Execute commands as root user (Administrator)

Install software

Displays the Bandwidth usage by host

Displays domain information

Displays the current time

Displays the current date

Allows you to perform an echo test to an IP address or domain name

Allows you to trace IP address or domain name via hops across the network back to source

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