Apple Terminal Commands List – Most Common – Used – Useful

 

BOUNS: Here Are A Few Keyboard Shortcuts For Apple As Well:

(Scroll Down For The Terminal Commands)

 

Key Name:Key Symbol:
Command
Control ^
Option
Shift
Eject
Tab
Keyboard Shortcut Combination: WHAT THE Shortcut(s) DOES:
Open a new Terminal windowOption(⌥) + Control(^) + Shift(⇧) + T
Force quitOption(⌥) + Command(⌘) + Escape
Force quitCommand(⌘) + Shift(⇧) + Tab
To switch between desktopsControl(^) + Right
To switch between desktopsControl(^) + Left
Type at boot to install new iOSControl(^) + F
Boot Mac OS from recovery systemCommand(⌘) + R
Boot Mac OS from recovery system via the internetOption(⌥) + Command(⌘) + R
Boot Mac OS from recovery system via the internetShift(⇧) + Option(⌥) + Command(⌘) + R
Boot Mac OS in safe mode
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
Shift(⇧)
Boot Mac OS with the Apple Diagnostics utility over the internet
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
Option +D
Boot Mac OS with the Apple Diagnostics utility
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
D
Boot Mac OS with the default boot image on the server
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
Option(⌥) + N
Boot Mac OS in verbose mode
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
Command(⌘) + V
Boot Mac OS from a NetBoot server
(Your Mac OS must support network startup volumes)
N
Startup in target disk mode
(Disabled when using a firmware password)
T

 

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

 

WHAT THE COMMAND(s) DOES:COMMAND(S) TO BE TYPED IN TO TERMINAL AS ADMINISTRATOR:
arp -aDisplays MAC Address
arp HOSTNAME_GOES_HEAREDisplays hostname and hostname's MAC address
cat (Or) etc (Or) shellsDisplays all available shells on the device
cdAllows you to change directory by typing directory path after the cd
clear screenClears the screen of the current text
dig + DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HEAREDisplays domain information
exitExit the terminal environment
helpDisplays the help page
sudoExecute commands as root user (Administrator)
sudo apt-get installInstall software
topDisplays the Bandwidth usage by host
whoisDisplays domain information
timeDisplays the current time
dateDisplays the current date
ping IP_ADDRESS_OR_DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HEREAllows you to perform an echo test to an IP address or domain name
ping IP_ADDRESS_OR_DOMAIN_NAME_GOES_HEREAllows you to trace IP address or domain name via hops across the network back to source

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