You can quit applications by using the Force Quit menu (⌘⌥ESC) but sometimes we need to quite a background application or the application on a remote machine. In Terminal we can do this using the top and kill commands.
The basic command structure for compressing a file into the zip format with the terminal is:
zip -r <destination> <source>
If you want to compress more than one folder or item:
zip -r <destination> <source1> <source2>...
The source can be a file or folder.
Unfortunately zip is not very smart when it comes to folders and it will save not only the file, but the path to the file as well. We can fix this behavior by adding just a little bit to the original command.
For those out there that are new to using Terminal, or need a quick review, this is a quick overview of the “cd” and “ls” commands. These two commands are the basic tools for navigating the file structure “inside” of your Mac. Once these two are mastered, you will be able to comfortably move onto doing cooler, more complicated commands that can be run in Terminal. Continue reading Mac OS: Command basics – “cd” and “ls”