Being a developer is tough work. There are so many things to remember that you forget to accomplish the simplest tasks. Just like a normal person forgetting where they left their car keys or leaving the grocery store with a single item on a list, the most skilled developers are prone to forgetting things.
Unfortunately, it keeps them from doing their job efficiently, especially in a time-sensitive environment with lots of different deadlines. Many developers often forget their terminal commands for software projects.
To avoid using the internet for a reference during a time-sensitive project, here are all the common terminal commands you should be aware of.
The terminal is a built-in program on Mac computers. It simply uses text commands to operate a computer without using an interface, or simply a mouse to click and utilize applications.
If you’ve ever saw TV shows or movies where hackers are typing repeatedly to use a computer for their own purposes, then you should have a great idea of how terminal commands work.
If you’re familiar with all of the common terminal commands, you can quickly use a computer to navigate an extensive software development project. Terminal commands for GitHub will always begin with the standard prefix git.
It’s then followed by your command:
Here is an exhaustive list of all of the common terminal commands many developers use on a daily basis:
It’s also worth pointing out that if you enter the first couple of lines, and then press the tab key, it will auto-complete the rest of the file path name. This is an enormous time-saver for software developers.
Remembering all of the common terminal commands is a simple and straightforward process, especially if you bookmark this resource. If you do require more help in completing efficient software development and software staffing projects, then we can help.
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