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|Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 6:58 am Post subject:
CLIX: command line interface for OS X
|If you are a n00b when it comes to the Terminal, but want to learn to get at the underbelly of OS X; then CLIX is for you.
CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easier to assimilate the power of Unix. It becomes both a fish to buy and a series of lessons in how to fish, and ultimately can become a handy work of reference.
It doesn't try to rip you off - it tries to teach you, so you become more independent and don't need that line thrown at you all the time.
The CLIX package includes a starter command database file with over 250 (over two hundred fifty - yes, you read it right) system commands for investigating your system status, for cleaning out your junk files, for getting at secret settings for the Dock, the Finder, and all of your most used applications - and all sorted for easy access, any way you wish.
And most importantly, the CLIX system is infinitely extensible: you can add to it at any time, and in any way you please.
With all the commands out there, it's good to have a general work of reference so you can easily find what you're looking for without having to struggle with 'man' pages all night.
Unlike other systems, CLIX is 100% 'WYSISYG'. What you see is what you get: exactly the command lines you would use at a terminal if you were so inclined.
So sometime you might remember a command or two and try it on your own...
CLIX is very secure. It will not need your 'sudo' password more than once for an entire session. And nothing is stored on disk or in any keychain, so it's gone when you exit the program.
And you don't have to click on doodads to make it work: it's all automatic: put 'sudo' in a command line and CLIX will automatically submit it to your system - without use of 'carbonised' core services...
CLIX comes with commands for viewing all your system logs, for cleaning out browser caches, for pruning 'plist' preference files, for spelunking in root's back yard, for ridding your system of all kinds of junk, for seeing what your virtual memory is up to, what your Netinfo database manager is up to, and more, and more, and more...
And it's all infinitely extensible. All you have to do is add to it.
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