How To View All MacOS Sierra Terminal Commands

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Did you know that the average Mac user doesn’t know what the terminal app is let alone what it can do? In fact, the terminal app is a useful application within the likes of MacOS Sierra. One, which goes unused or not to its full potential. So, if you want to know how to see all MacOS Sierra terminal commands carry on reading.

What Are MacOS Sierra Terminal Commands?

In answer to the above question, terminal commands are just another way in which you can get your Mac to do certain things. As for how many of these commands exist, there are roughly 1,400. However, that number may differ depending on the age and model of your Mac.

So, in the following guide/tutorial, we’re going to try and help you understand these mysterious commands a little more. Shedding some light on what could be a very useful resource for you, should you try and master them.

How To Use MacOS Sierra Terminal Commands

Seeing as this is a tutorial, you should read each step thoroughly before acting upon it. This will help to prevent mistakes and save some time.

  1. To start with you are going to need the Terminal App. It can be found using the Applications folder or Spotlight Search function. However, if you prefer to, it can be found using /Applications/Utilities.
  2. Once you have the terminal app running and a new prompt waiting, tap the escape key twice on your Mac. You will now see a message saying “Display all 1456 possibilities? (y or n)”. At this point you should tap yes. Doing so, will make your computer show you a list of all the available commands.
  3. Next, you will discover that it is not possible to conventionally scroll through the list that is before you. Instead, you must use the return key to move through it.
  4. If you would like to discover what any of the MacOS Sierra terminal commands does. Use your trackpad or mouse to highlight one individual command and then right click. Followed by the selecting of open main page, this will allow you to see extra information via a popup window.
  5. Whether you’re just browsing the list or looking for something specific, there is a way to leave the current view. To do that all you have to do is tap the delete key to exit.

That’s it You’re all Done!

Now you know how to use the MacOS Sierra terminal commands app, we suggest you begin to familiarize yourself with the individual commands. One quick way of doing this is to use step 4 above, however, if you require more information. You can get that by browsing the official Mac support communities, or by typing a particular command into Google search.

So, all that is left to say now is, good luck, and happy hunting, you may soon understand a whole new way to use your Mac! In the meantime, if you have any questions about this article, the subject, or anything else related, please use the comments section below.

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