[IAEP] [SoaS] [support-gang] SoaS Good News/Bad News
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 03:34:04 EDT 2010
Caryl, the best intro I know of is by Machtelt Garrels (Tille), whom I
had the honor of meeting at FOSDEM a couple of years ago:
An OpenOffice presentation version of her guide is available too:
The O'Reilly book (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596009656) is an
excellent resource, I have written all over the margins of my copy.
Finally, the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
(http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html) is an excellent resource with plenty of
There are a few Mac OSX-specific quirks, but none worth mentioning
when starting out. There is however a neat trick: a file or folder can
be dragged from a Finder window into a Terminal window where the path
will be expanded, saving countless seconds of typing time (and typos).
Hope this helps.
On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lucian and All,
> Thanks for the info. I'm glad I asked. Now that leads to another question.
> If I wanted to skip the redundant download and open the image-writer-mac
> file in Terminal from the larger download Tom G. posted
> (Sugar-Creation-Kit-ver05.iso) how would I do that? I have copies of that
> download both on my desktop and burned on a DVD.
> P.S. Is there a handy dandy guide to commands for the Mac Terminal anywhere?
> Sort of an "Idiot's Guide to the Mac Terminal" or "The Mac Terminal for
>> Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:20:05 +0100
>> From: lucian.branescu at gmail.com
>> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
>> CC: soas at lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org;
>> support-gang at laptop.org; support-gang at lists.laptop.org
>> Subject: Re: [SoaS] [IAEP] [support-gang] SoaS Good News/Bad News
>> Those are two commands, separated by a semicolon. They could also be
>> done on separate lines (as two commands). cd ~/Downloads navigates to
>> your Downloads folder. You could also use ls to see what's inside.
>> Then the second command does the actual image writing.
>> On 8 April 2010 07:33, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi James,
>> >> You must not open it that way. You should open Terminal, and type
>> >> cd ~/Downloads; python image-writer-mac.py soas-2-blueberry.iso
>> >> Doing it this way should not cause PythonLauncher to be run. Can you
>> >> please confirm you were trying to open the file in a Finder window?
>> > Right... I was trying to open it in a Finder window. I don't have a lot
>> > of
>> > experience with the terminal. Do I type in exactly what you have above
>> > including the ; or is is that a punctuation?
>> > I'll try it tomorrow. It's about midnight here.
>> > Caryl
>> >> --
>> >> James Cameron
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