The command prompt is a dark and lonely place but if you dig into it, you will find it is very powerful. Recently, I purchased a Mac laptop and use the Terminal all the time. It is the reason I bought the Mac.
The Terminal and Unix is awesome. I highly recommend you learn as much as you can about it and get as proficient as you can with it as it will make your life as a web developer a whole lot easier (and way more organized).
Note: This was my first screencast ever. I like keeping it around because it proves what a good microphone can do for your screencasts. This was not a good microphone but the content of the video is still worth watching.