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#Friday5 – 5 Copies of ‘Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide’ to Give Away + a $25 iTunes Voucher!

#Friday5 – 5 Copies of ‘Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide’ to Give Away + a $25 iTunes Voucher!

What is #Friday5?

#Friday5 is a weekly giveaway that rewards 5 of our Twitter followers with a free copy of a Mac app, iOS app, or e-book each and every Friday! Cool huh? But wait, there’s more…. one of the lucky five will also pocket a $25 iTunes voucher! Hurrah!

#Friday5 – The Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide!

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 12.17.13 PMWe have hooked up with O’Reilly to give away 5 copies of The Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide – a great reference for unlocking the hidden power of your Mac! This ebook would normally set you back $7.99, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is follow @macdrops (our new giveaways and discount deals Twitter account) and RT the below message on Twitter.

The Mac Terminal Pocket Guide is this week’s @MacDrops #Friday5 – unlock the hidden power of OS X! http://mctr.st/WrjAkm

About The Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide

From the publisher:

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work.

Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features.

  • Log into your Mac from remote locations
  • Search and modify files in powerful ways
  • Schedule jobs for particular days and times
  • Let several people use one Mac at the same time
  • Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats
  • View and manipulate Mac OS X processes
  • Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations
  • Download and install additional commands from the Internet


Congrats to @mnfotografy, @rkritzer, @NSteeves, @gavinlew & @dsricker – they won a copy of Mac Terminal Pocket Guide in today’s #Friday5! And an extra congrats to @@dsricker, who also won a $25 iTunes voucher!

The Winners

We will pick out the 5 winners at random, and we will also reward one of the lucky winners with a $25 iTunes voucher. Prize is an e-book, not a paper-bound copy. The competition is open to everyone (there is no regional restriction).

The competition runs for two hours after this post is published. Winners will be announced on this page and on Twitter.

In order to claim the iTunes voucher you must have an iTunes account. If you do not have an iTunes account (or can’t create one) we will draw another winner at random from the four remaining app winners and reward one of them with the voucher.