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Command Line

Finding and Using the Command Line

Finding the command line is a little diffrent for each operating system. The first step is to find the program that will allow you to access your computer's command line.


You can find the Terminal application through Spotlight (click the magnifying glass in the top right of the screen and start typing "Terminal"), or navigate to /Applications/Utilities/Terminal in Finder.


Launch Git Bash via the shortcut on your Desktop, or locate Git Bash in All Programs under Git. A new (mostly black) window will open. Tip: Hit the Insert key to paste text into Git Bash. You will not be able to copy and paste text into Git Bash when you are interacting with the virtual machine.


Connecting to the VM

You'll use this command line to connect to your virtual machine. The VM has its own command line inside.

Using the Command line

You can read the slides for the Command Line Intro presentation. If you finish that, there's some Command Line Extra Credit.

Otherwise, return to setting up the virtual machine.