The Mac platform is amazing, and what makes it even more powerful is that it’s running on Unix, so you have the incredible power of bash and the shell terminal at your disposal. For instance, what takes 5 clicks and 30 minutes of your time might just be solved by running one command in Terminal – and that’s underestimating it.
Take for instance, this scenario: Sometimes you’ll need to find out the path of something in Terminal when you’re using your Mac, and there’s an easy way to do that. The command’s which, and you use it in this manner:
For example, if I wanted to find out the location of the wget program, I just type “which wget” in Terminal, and the command will output something like the following:
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