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View Poll Results: Is the Terminal.app in your Dock?
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BLAZE_MkIV
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Dec 7, 2004, 10:03 PM
 
Just a simple though that crossed my mind. What percentage OS X users use the terminal app enough to have it in their dock?
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Dec 7, 2004, 10:08 PM
 
I use it all the time for things like top, ftp, and nanoblogger.
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 10:08 PM
 
yeah, though i have no idea why...
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
yeah, to check uptime and battery stats.
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Dec 8, 2004, 12:48 AM
 
i use it often but always launch it through the wonderful launchbar. www.obdev.at . only things in my dock are always open: mail, safari, ichat, ical, stickies.
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 01:59 AM
 
I use it two or three times a day probably, but I launch it from one of my extra keys on my logitech keyboard or using quicksilver.
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 02:28 AM
 
Originally posted by MrForgetable:
yeah, to check battery stats.
how ?
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Dec 8, 2004, 07:45 AM
 
My dock is almost empty. I run Terminal by typing command-space and T E R M

(Quicksilver )

     
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Dec 8, 2004, 10:30 AM
 
always running on all my OS X Macs
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 10:46 AM
 
Ok, I'll be the contrarian. I almost never run it.

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Dec 8, 2004, 11:01 AM
 
I use it daily for something. Mostly top to watch my application for memory leaks as I am developing. Another great command is fs_usage to see exactly what's going on in the file system.
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 11:11 AM
 
Not specifically in my dock, but I use it ALL THE TIME.

Don't need it in my dock because I have launchbar, so I'm just command-space TER away, tales about a second.

Use it maybe 5x a day, for ssh to a remote server, or to kill a process, or to clean up from annoying VISE based installers like Stuffit or Now Up to Date which litter the freaking hard drive with CRAP.
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 11:12 AM
 
I keep it down in the dock just to run top and kill anything that hangs up my Mac.
     
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Dec 8, 2004, 11:45 AM
 
useful for top, kill, w, fs_usage, ls, rm, ssh, mostly. Also run distributed.net or SETI clients in Terminal. I have it set to launch on login.

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Dec 8, 2004, 12:02 PM
 
Not in the Dock, but in every Finder window--along with Process Viewer and Console.
     
   
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