Taming the Terminal - Bart Busschots

Taming the Terminal

By Bart Busschots

  • Release Date: 2020-07-29
  • Genre: System Administration
Score: 5
From 25 Ratings


Taming the Terminal is specifically targeted at learning the macOS Terminal but most of the content is applicable to the Linux command line. If you’re on Windows, it is recommended that you use the Linux Subsystem for Windows to learn along with this book. Wherever practical, Bart explains the differences that you may encounter if you’re not on macOS.

The series started in April 2013 and was essentially complete in 2015 after 35 of n lessons, but Bart carefully labeled them as "of n" because he knew that over time there likely would be new episodes. More episodes have indeed come out, and this book will be updated over time as the new instalments are released.


  • Great book for all level of folks looking to understand the macOS/UNIX terminal

    By tr1ppy0
    Great for those who want to either jump into the terminal and start learning or immediate folks who want to sharpen their Unix skills. I am throughly enjoying this book! It even comes with podcasts links for each chapter if you rather listen along or you learn better by audio. The author breaks down everything for you to understand what’s happening behind the scenes. This book was a hidden gem to find!
  • Can’t believe it’s free

    By DxFl
    Great material
  • Best Way to Learn How to Use the Terminal

    By spsheridan
    What a wonderful, step-by-step way to learn how to use the Terminal. Bart's written content combined with an easily accessible audio podcast where Allison asks Bart the questions many of us have creates an easy-to-follow and entertaining multimedia learning experience. This is also a great example of how to create an eBook from a podcast series using open source resources and a strong community.
  • Awesome Resource!

    By mmermaid
    Big Thanks to Bart and Allison for this!
  • Great Series now in book format

    By RodneyP.
    I listened to the podcast version of this book and found it a great learning tool. This can teach you things about the terminal which are very useful. I highly recommend!
  • Great reference !!

    By Grumpy430
    I have been listeining to Allison and Bart’s audio podcasts for many years. Since Bart started podcasting with Allison, it was clear he ‘knack’ for teaching. He always does a fantastic job of explaining complex technical material in easy to digest chunks. Now that Taming the Terminal is in printed form, it can serve as reference material. I, for one, am looking forward to using it to delve into TMUX, covered in Chapters #38 & 39…….and soon 40??
  • Absolutely superb!

    By Hans Kohlmeyer
    Absolutely superb! Thanks you Bart and Allison