Easy way to enter commands without Terminal

runs on Mac
screenshot of DTerm

If you're serious about getting work done on your machine, you know that sometimes you're going to have to dig deeper than that nice Mac interface. We speak, of course, of the dreaded Terminal. Whether it's some involved Unix-y thing happening, or you need to get in there and tweak permissions on a file, you need the flexibility and control that only a console window is going to give to you. But that doesn't mean that you have to be thrown to the wolves.

DTerm is a terminal app that gives you a hand with this. No matter which app you're running, just hit DTerm's hotkey combination and you'll get a command prompt in the current working directory. Enter your command, the deed is done, and you're on your way. Much handier than opening Terminal and then navigating through layers and layers of directory structure to get to where you need to go. It also features command autocompletion and keeps a history of recent commands, so it's easy to do repetitive stuff as well.

DTerm is a Mac application. It runs under OS X and requires version 10.5 (Leopard) or later, on either a PowerPC or Intel box.

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