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You can use the -i option to make mv warn you and prompt for confirmation if there's a name collision, but just as with cp, you'll have to decide for yourself whether it's worth it to make it part of the standard mv command with an alias, knowing that it'll also trip you up if you try to move lots of files at once. Delete a File rm If you're used to DOS, you might have found yourself typing commands like dir and del and copy, expecting them to work the same way in Unix as they do in DOS. Although many of the DOS command names do make more sense in some ways than the terse little two-letter commands like ls and cp and mv, they won't work in the Mac OS X shell, which harks back to an earlier authorityâ the same one that decided that rm ("remove") should be the command for deleting files, not del.
That's because by default your shell shows file sizes as the number of 512-byte blocks on the disk they occupy, not the number of kilobytes. profile file: BLOCKSIZE=K export BLOCKSIZE This is such a handy and essential step that I'm going to do all the upcoming examples with my block size set to 1K, just to simplify everything. That's better. But what about that pesky Alaska entry? It's not an empty file with zero contents; it's a folder. If this were the Finder, this would be obvious because of its familiar folder icon.
Wildcards and What They Mean Wait. What? Wildcards? What's that about? Unless your computing career has encompassed Unix/Linux or MS-DOS, wildcards will be something new to you. They're unique to command-line operating system environments and are also a key part of their usability. Wildcards are what allow you to specify groups of files all at once, based on similarities in their filenames. ) can represent any single character. Using these wildcard characters, you can perform repetitive or tedious tasks on large groups of files all at once, instead of having to do it over and over, once per file.