New to MacOSX and trying to "open a terminal"


I’m trying to install the zend framework.

Here’s something I wouldn’t know how to do (the second point):

Zend_Tool for OS X (Linux is similar)
• Extractthedownloadedarchivefile,ZendFramework-1.10.6-minimal.zipinyourDownloads directory by double clicking on it.
• Copyto/usr/local/ZendFrameworkClibyopeningTerminalandtyping: sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/ZendFramework-1.10.6-minimal /usr/local/ ZendFrameworkCli

Can someone tell me more about it? How do I access usr/… ?


-jj. :slight_smile:

Isn’t it just telling you to type that line into the Terminal? You open Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal

Zend_Tool for OS X (Linux is similar)
• Extract the downloaded archive file, in your Downloads directory by double clicking on it.
• Copy to /usr/local/ZendFrameworkCli by opening Terminal and typing: sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/ZendFramework-1.10.6-minimal /usr/local/ ZendFrameworkCli

Its just telling you to extract the files by double clicking the icon, then type this into the terminal to install:

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/ZendFramework-1.10.6-minimal /usr/local/ ZendFrameworkCli

Finder is your best friend when new to OSX – just search for terminal (or whatever else) and you can usually find what you need.

Thanks for your replies. They helped me a lot.

I’ve vreated a bash_profile file. Added “alias zf=/usr/local/ZendFrameworkCli/bin/” Checked that folder ZendFrameworkCli was in usr/local/

All good.

However, when I type in Terminal something like “zf show version” I get a command not found reply.

I think it had to do with restarting Terminal.

very glad this was posted. been dealing with v similar issues