Want to use the terminal, but are terrified, don’t fret we have you covered. We will be exploring some really useful terminal commands aimed at MAC users to make your lives easier and more productive.

First – How do you access Terminal? There are definitely several ways to gain access to Terminal on your Mac, but one of the easiest and quickest methods I have found is to use a keyboard shortcut. Press and hold the “Command Key” followed by the Space Bar. This will bring up Spotlight, then simply type in “Terminal”

The Command:

PMSET: Our First Command allows us to increase the sleep time before standby kicks in:

The Command
sudo pmset -a standbydelay (number of seconds to delay)

For example
sudo pmset -a standbydelay 64800

This command reduces the amount of time to “wake up” from a sleeping mac by postponing the amount of time that your system dumps all of its ram content to a file. This command is really useful for systems with lots of ram since each time your machine sleeps and wakes up your Ram is dumping its contents on to your hard drive.

This command MAY reduce your systems standby life, but overall for my system, especially on my IMac, I saw a huge improvement. –Now if I can just get the keyboard to wake up a bit faster.

Tomorrow’s command sips